the strata project: nancy holt [up & under]

What do you call a road trip of artists visiting a public art site?

As we bundled out into the site of Nancy Holt’s Up & Under, I was glad we were there in the winter, as the blue sky edged over the snow and we padded up and under and around the site. The space had a certain awe about it, nestled in a small valley surrounded by trees and sky. The small group of us climbing the structure and wandering the catacombs of the tunnels beneath the ground.

The work spirals into the landscape and whilst resonated with a sacred heart, also invited a playful response from each of us. Sliding down the edges in the snow and climbing this to the peak aware of the the juncture of nature and the (woman) hand made.