"Skin Toned Garden Mapping" (1991)

"Skin Toned Garden Mapping," 1991
Installation at the Renaissance Society, Chicago, Illinois
Paint, red carpet, 2 x 4s, roofing tar, refrigerator doors, hardware, yellow bug lights and fixtures, cloth, vinyl composition floor tiles, concrete and tinfoil, 3140 square feet overall
Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

"What I find most interesting about people is that the structure of meaning and significance that each of us lives with isn’t easy to articulate. That’s why storytelling is so important- and art making- because in those forums, as opposed to something like an academic essay, we create structures that are difficult to pin down and we accommodate floating kinds of significance."

- Jessica Stockholder