EC Project

Earth Cradles

A cradle can be thought of as a bed or cot for a baby, or more universally, as a place of origin. Created from stitched burlap, my "cradles" were imbedded in the earth in a shape that conforms to human proportions. The sense from inside of these interactive structures was that of an earthy, womblike environment. Each "cradle" is at once a womb and a tomb, a cradle and a grave.  

To date, they have been created in two places: Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA, and University of Maine, Orono, ME.