MAXINE HEPPNER : CREATIONS
Stone Patch 2
Albion Hills Provincial Park, Ontario Canada, 1999
Description of work
4 site-specific cross-disciplinary interventions outdoors in the Albion Hills provincial park north of Toronto Canada.
It was a central response in Studies for Distance, a 7-year correspondence, creation and performance process between Maxine and Indonesian visual artist Hanafi and his studio of collaborators. Their first interaction was in 1996 at the TIM galleries Jakarta where Maxine added the live human element to Hanafi’s installation of huge paintings, stones, grasses, water and colour.
Stonepatch in the Albion Hills associated the elements of the original “stonepatch” to the 4 seasons:
Autumn: dry grasses and nomadic migrations;
Winter: white stained with colours of human intervention;
Spring: emergence of mud and stones;
Summer: sultry river waters and frog song.