Selections From The Modern Landscape, 2013Text and existing plant lifeDimensions variable

Selections from the Modern Landscapes is a conceptual exercise and the only park-wide installation of EAF13. Artist Kenneth Pietrobono seeks to meld the often-competing elements and contradictory environments of the modern and the natural landscapes.

Within Socrates Sculpture Park, in an attempt to realign the visible landscape and bridge that disconnect, he has renamed and organized over 90 distinct species of the natural world to reflect the unseen dynamics of the modern social and political landscape. Pietrobono’s plant identification signs often blend in with the natural beauty that surrounds them and thus subtly refocus our attention to compel us to more fully consider our roles in the landscape with honesty, patience, and empathy for those with whom we share.

Special Thanks:Latin translations by Ross Hulkes.  Grounds design and maintenance by Plant Specialists, Yuseff Dawud, Purcell Jackson, and Arron Johnson.