Using an object or space simultaneously with an individual you don’t know is a unique experience to public space. Too often our public spaces are designed to separate groups of people or prevent unwanted groups of people from entering. This type of spatial injustice makes it easy to ignore social inequality. The grassy seating areas I make are an attempt to combat this injustice. Their portability allows them to function as a space without being attached to actual land, therefore evading any kind of private ownership. They are of a scale that is neither furniture nor architecture nor landscape. Existing somewhere between the dichotomy of the public and private spheres, these spaces provide a place for strangers to connect.
This installation of concentric circles of hand-dyed fabric reflects on the study of proxemics. The small, innermost circle represents "intimate space," while the larger circles represent personal, social, and public space. The sheer quality of the fabric offers the most privacy to innermost, intimate circle.