Artist: Patricia Goodrich
Size: 160 meters x variable
Earth (follows deer path out of birch/pine forest then river-like looping down sunny hillside, finally criss-crossing paths, climbs hill and comes to rest in mowed grove with bench, West-East orientation)
270 meters metallic audio cassette tape, containing voices of 44 participating artists/writers/composers from 15 countries.
Perennial wildflowers, &Mac249; lb. each:
Annual wildflowers, &Mac249; lb. each:
900 Narcissus and Daffodil
100 Darwin Hybrid Tulips
450 Oxalis (Iron Cross)
275 Sparaxis Total bulbs: 1795
Attention needed to maintain earthwork:
After summer bloom (late fall, when vegetation is brown), cut to 4-6 height. Do not trim too close to ground. Patience is needed for flowers to reseed themselves and for bulbs to spread.
Grateful acknowledgement is made to the artists who have given voice, allowing for the reproduction of their words and works, and without whom, there would be no Voices Underground. For technical support I am indebted to Julius Vitali. Nor would the project be realized without the cooperation and support of Europos Parkas, its staff, and particularly its president Gintaras Karosas.
Thank you to Santa Fe Art Institute and Vermont Studio Center for giving me a place, uninterrupted time, and access to many of the participating artists.
Financial support from Puffin Foundation and from artist Louise Hicks is truly appreciated.
Thank you to Gintare Kaukyte, Zana Keida, Mariana Markun for their hard work and good spirits during the creation of this earthwork at Europos Parkas, and to Rebecca Ballestra for documenting it on film.
Permission to reprint copyrighted material is gratefully acknowledged to the following:
Christopher Bursk for Root Darkness, copyright 2002 by Christopher Bursk. Printed by permission of the author.
Martha Collins for Rights, copyright1998 by Martha Collins, from Some Things Words Can Do, published by Sheep Meadows Press. Reprinted by permission of the author.
Amy Hempel for Weekend, copyright 1997 by Amy Hempel, from Tumble Home, published by Simon and Schuster, Inc. Reprinted by permission of the author.
Li-Young Lee for Have You Prayed, copyright 2002 by Li-Young Lee. Printed by permission of author.
Naomi Shihab Nye for Peace, copyright 2002 by Naomi Shihab Nye, from 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East, Greenwilow Books. Reprinted by permission of the author.
Glenis Gail Redmond for The Appearance of Nothing, copyright 2002 by Glenis Gail Redmond. Printed
by permission of the author.
J.C.Todd for Pissing, copyright 1986 by J.C. Todd, from 5 A.M., ed. Ed Ochester. Reprinted by permission of the author.
C.D. Wright for Floating Trees, copyright 2002 by C.D. Wright, from Steal Away: New and Selected Poems, published by Copper Canyon Press. Reprinted by permission of the author.
Europos Parkas, Joneikiskiu k., 4013 Vilnius r., Lithuania. Tel/fax : (370 5) 2 377 077, 2 377 070
Patricia Goodrich, P.O. Box 473, Richlandtown, Pa., USA http://www.patriciagoodrich.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Voices Underground: http://www.patriciagoodrich.com/voicesunderground.html
Accompanying music composed & performed by Steve Tobin.