Marla Gamble | Click on image for more details
Artist’s Statement In 1985, I joined several other artists working to create legal housing for artists and their families in a warehouse in historic but underdeveloped Lowertown. Attached to our property and nestled below street level was a parking lot, which we cultivated as a garden. Each summer, several homeless people would settle here, because the lot was tucked under the sidewalk and sheltered from the elements. One day, my neighbor drew a picture of the garden god to help us all-the gardeners and the homeless-feel safe. Our Garden’s Architecture shows our garden, late in the season, with its structure exposed. The companion piece, Evening Under the Sidewalk, emphasizes the reason behind this exhibition.