Babble, Pummel & Pride
May 2006 - April 2008
Glass, steel, wood, water, pump, aircraft cable
25’ x 12’ x 18'
Location & Commissioned by: Evergreen House at John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Curator: Julie Courtney
Like many historic houses, the grounds of Evergreen House at Johns Hopkins University are a shadow of the glorious past. The greenhouses are now only crumbing brick foundations, the formal gardens are mostly gone, and only one fountain dots the landscape. In a small gesture, Babble, Pummel & Pride tries to recapture the aspirations and enchantment these elements represented by combining a gazebo, porch swings and a fountain. The combining of these elements suggests, perhaps, that either things have gotten slightly out of hand or that you can't quite put things back the way they were.