Wentworth Coolidge Mansion
Wentworth Coolidge Mansion

Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Historic Site is the former home of New Hampshire's first royal governor, Benning Wentworth, who served in office from 1741 to 1767.

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Birdbath
Birdbath

In this created environment the birdbath holds a model of the Wentworth - Coolidge Museum sitting on top of a cross section of the land. Over a three month period weathering will erode the raw clay, and the imbedded grass seeds will begin sprouting.

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Birdbath overhead view
Birdbath overhead view
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Birdbath detail
Birdbath detail
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Birdbath detail
Birdbath detail
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Birdbath detail
Birdbath detail
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Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Interior
Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Interior

This is a "French Kitchen" that the Royal Governor, Benning Wentworth had constructed. With this installation I sought to contrast 18th century food sourcing and preparation with our current American junk food.

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French Kitchen detail
French Kitchen detail
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 Wentworth Coolidge Mansion sculpture installation. 

“Art Encounters Preservation”

Wentworth Coolidge Museum, Portsmouth, NH 

AVA day 1
AVA day 1

This micro environment embodies the major elements that govern our planet. The tower reacts to the perils of an over exuberant built world.

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AVA day 2
AVA day 2
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AVA day 2
AVA day 2
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AVA day 5
AVA day 5
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AVA day 8
AVA day 8

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AVA day 8
AVA day 8

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AVA day 20
AVA day 20

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AVA day 20
AVA day 20
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AVA day 20
AVA day 20
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Michael Barsanti's sculptuire entry for the AVA Gallery Juried Summer Exhibition, 2016 in Lebanon, New Hampshire.