"I aspire to an art that embraces primal authenticity: textured surfaces that retain their own histories, elucidating the beauty of imperfection; seeking symmetry between the temporal and the timeless, fixed in action and contemplation." - Toni Ross
In presenting her site-responsive installation, sanctuary entwined, artist Toni Ross creates three cubes to intersect with three established trees: an American beech, a native oak and a weeping European beech, all found south of Peter's Pond and east of the Hornbeam Allee. Calling to mind the complex surfaces that reference Jack Larsen's love and mastery of textiles, Ross' objective is to bring the viewer into closer examination of the trees - trunk, bark, limbs, and leaves - thereby changing our relationship to nature, both in scale and in space. This attention provides an inverted sense of proportion and a degree of intimacy that can be both meditative and powerful.
Additional funding for the Toni Ross installations was provided by Ricco/Maresca Gallery and Sandy and Steve Perlbinder.