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Red River Beds: Santa Rosa

Paradise Ridge Winery Sculpturegrove
Santa Rosa, California

Nine beds traverse an imaginary river of air floating, suspended between coastal live oak and bay trees in a lush woodland setting. Transparent mattresses are stuffed with local natural materials.

Temporary installation. Salvaged bed parts and wood, paint, fabric, hay, grapevine cuttings.

Dimensions: 11′ H x 25′ W x 300′ L

red beds suspended between oak trees

Red River Beds

Hang down tree-lifted resting place, float above my head. Sail to a place that is elsewhere.

Where dreams exist as reality, where light and life mix to bring me home, to settle into a cool clear vision of satisfaction, bathed by a verdant landscape of change, survival.

To wake unknowing.

Dreaming, lift me, carry me as air drifting through skies changing constantly.

Travel lightly casting heavy dreams downward.

Pick me up, take me to the riverbeds passing, never to say the same.

Red beds suspended in an aerial trail in an natural outdoor setting.
Chain was used to modify and level the beds. Shown here among oak trees. Translucent mattresses were stuffed with grape vine cuttings, obtained onsite.
From one bed, you can see others in the distance in a wooded area.
Polyanna (foreground) Untitled (background)
The beds hung in between tree branches, not on them.
Polyanna (foreground) Untitled (background)
Beds had mattresses stuffed with cut grape vines from the Paradise Ridge winery.
There's always another bed to see in the distance.
Like Mom Used to Make
Small child's bed suspended with leafy tree branches above.
Innocence is Bliss
The bay trees had a lovely smell.
Beds were suspended using airline cable. Shown here among bay trees.

Also see news articles

Meg McConahey, The Press Democrat, “Furnishing Nature with Art: Bay Area artists have brought domestic bliss to Paradise Ridge Winery’s year-old Sculpturegrove,” May 18, 1997.

Gretchen Giles, The Sonoma County Independent, “Domestic Bliss: Artists take the inside out at Paradise Ridge,” September 4-10, 1997.