Kathryn Hart's "Caretaker Bed" is a site-specific, multidisciplinary, outdoor installation created for the meadow at Truro Center for the Arts in Truro, MA. The reflecting pool, locally found objects, and a single pine tree as a sentinel are in symbiosis with the natural landscape. Through shadow, reflection and oxygen exchange, the piece is inclusive of its changing environment and the viewer.
"Caretaker Bed," creates a place and atmosphere for reflection and pause.
The installation employs found objects discovered on the property and dating back about 150 years: A wire fence piece used to protect the apple orchard, the head of a small pitchfork used to feed the sheep, and an old, twisted iron headboard. The wire fence implies both a place to lie and rest and a sheet under which to crawl.
20 ft high x 6 ft wide by 12 feet deep
Reflecting Pool: 9 ft x 5 ft x 2 ft deep
September 2019, permanent installation