The PODS Series aims to act as a vehicle to engage the viewer with the various natural phenomena that surround us but are often overlooked and under-appreciated.
Tactile Interactions is a 6.5’ in Diameter by 6’ high POD constructed with bent wood trusses, plywood and conventional lumber. The pod is divided into six sections with three of those being open and three of them consisting of bent wood trusses that become grass covered lounge seats.
Human beings have a complicated relationship with nature. We tame it. We revere it. We abuse it. Tactile Interactions invites the viewer to reengage with nature through a medium that is highly cultivated but extremely emblematic of our connection to nature, grass.
Grass is the medium we often see around us to denote ‘green areas.’ It is the cultivated/manicured symbol of nature. We walk on paths through it, but we don’t often actively engage with it. Tactile Interactions draws the surrounding grass up into benches to reconnect the viewer with the experience of their surroundings in a physical manner while connecting with each other.
Funded by a Creation Grant and Arts Infrastructure Grant for New and Emerging Artists by New Brunswick Arts Board.