By Cameron Hockenson

Location: Great Lawn Border Garden

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Cameron Hockenson's environmental artwork is concerned with the vernacular landscape and issues of biocultural diversity. His sculptures and site-specific installations address place as an outgrowth of dwelling, collecting, and memory. Way-marking paths and trails with constructions fashioned of organic and mass-produced detritus becomes a negotiation between "progress" and "being."

Control Tower is Hockenson's contribution to Sculpture on the Grounds. He built this "bird condominium" over the course of a three-month-long residency at Montalvo, collaborating with fellow resident Robert Davis and Montalvo's Garden Curator, Delmar McComb, to enrich the architectonic critique with an electronic sound and bird garden.