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"Installation in Nature: Matthew Chase-Daniel"
2006-06-21 until 2007-01-30
Stichting Natuurkunst Drenthe
Sleen, , NL Netherlands

Internationally renowned Santa Fe artist Matthew Chase-Daniel, will be creating pole sculptures on-site at Stichting Natuurkunst Drenthe. Chase-Daniel traveled to Schoonoord, Drenthe, The Netherlands for a two-week residency and exhibition that will open June 21, 2006 and will continue through January, 2007. This projest comes on the heels of the conpletition of an installation at Crab Meadow Beach Park in Northport, Huntington, New York from May 30 until June 4, 2006 as part of the Seasonal Park Installations Project for the Town of Huntington, New York, sponsored by The Town of Huntington Public Art Initiative.

The sculptures in New York were made of tipi poles and natural, locally-gathered items such as pine cones, grasses and wild plants. Chase-Daniel will be bringing the tipi poles from New Mexico, and the public was welcomed to join him in collecting objects to add to the creation of the sculptures, or just to watch the process. Now that the sculptures are completed, they remain on view until September, 2006.

"These environmenal sculptures are not static objects," said Chase-Daniel. "They move and change. They are affected by the elements and over time will break down in a natural process. By collecting natural materials and binding them to the tops of high poles, I am hoping to alter and elevate people's view of their environment and the natural world."


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