In this student video by Sven Kalim, a group of Cornell students build what may be the largest temporary art work in Ithaca's history. The ephemeral installation, unveiled on May 11, 2008 was titled Turfwork!
The flower-like design covered more than an acre and was intended to be viewed from the air. Marcia Eames-Sheavly, Senior Extension Associate in Cornell University's Department of Horticulture, along with artist Jeff de Castro, guided the students through a rigorous semester-long creative process that led to the design and installation of the piece. They "painted" their design into the grass using mulch, straw and black plastic to temporarily turn the grass yellow in places.
The work was made possible by grant from Cornell Council for the Arts.