First installed at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, for the exhibition “Sculpture Made Outside” (1988), Glen is a circular terraced work hosting seasonal flowering and non-flowering plants. Amphitheatre-like, the installation invites visitors to enter through a narrow opening flanked by triangular steel panels. The use of natural materials and a post-minimalist geometric vocabulary are hallmarks of Webster’s practice, which has consistently focused on the preservation of the natural environment. Glen is designed to enhance a community’s appreciation for and understanding of the earth’s ecosystem, while re-invigorating sculptural form with concern for our conflicted, disconnected present.
Text by Paula Cooper Gallery
earth, vegetation, steel mesh, hay bales
dimensions variable; as installed: 13’ 5» (409 cm) inside diameter
Courtesy the artist Meg Webster and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
With the kind support of Ports Francs et Entrepôts de Genève
With the participation of Green Art Entreprise Globale du Paysage SA