Promulent Benches

Rosemary Kavanagh's avatar Rosemary Kavanagh

From my experience as a courtroom artist and sitting on wooden benches in the courtroom, I am painting 10 MSU salvaged children's benches, and 2 adult antique benches. The benches represent the very private tears of mothers in the courtroom, this I witness. As I am drawing complicated situations, Images of simple things are in the back of my mind. The word court originally derived from the ancient concept of a courtyard, a public gathering space, so relevant to Artprize. My benches portray the innocence of life in general here in Michigan. And my salvaged benches are placed outside where they belong.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: Each bench is 10 inches deep
  • Medium: oil and salvaged marine varnish on redwood.
  • Width: Benches 97 inches wide, 11 inches deep
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: Benches are 16 inches high off of the ground