Ants of the Prairie

Ants of the Prairie

Buffalo, NY



Bower is a series of architectural fragments that reference vernacular wood-frame houses in the town of Lewiston, NY and host bird nesting boxes for various local species. The installation features custom-designed glass ‘windows’ composed of drawings and anti bird-strike patterning. The project is sited in Artpark, Lewiston, NY.

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Status: Built
Location: Lewiston, NY, US
Firm Role: Architect, Artist
Additional Credits: Commissioned and administered by Mary Miss/City as Living Lab and Artpark.
Ellen Driscoll: Artist, Project Partner
Matt Hume/ Hume Projects: Collaborator, Project Builder
Olivia Arcara, John Wightman, John Costello, Casey Hume: Construction and Installation Assistants
Katharina Dittmar, Heather Williams: Biology/Ecology Consultants
Mark Bajorek: Structural Consultant
Moon Shadow Glass Inc.: Glass Fabrication