DougDeWitt
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Wood, string, natural objects, text
In the center of a wooded site in Northwest Ohio string was tied to a tree and unwound in a clockwise spiral across the junction of two creeks. At the end of the spiral the string was tied to a second tree. The string was then cut at this end, leaving the knotted string on the tree. The string was rewound onto a stick while objects found along the spiral path were wound into the string. When the center point of the spiral was reached the string was cut again, leaving the knotted string on the tree. The ends of the string remained tied to the two trees until they decayed enough to fall off.

May 15, 1994
duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes
300 foot diameter spiral
900 feet of string
30 found objects:

moss
grapevine
leaf (dried)
bark
wildflower (lavender)
leaf (maple)
1/2 walnut shell
spiderweb
stick
stone
fur
1/3 hickory nut shell
woody fungus
trillium with leaf (red petals)
grass
wildflowers (white)
corn cob piece
small animal jawbone
mushroom (white)
snail shell
poison ivy
bumblebee hive piece
fungus (orange)
dirt clod
violet with leaf
leaves (buckeye)
seed pod
small leg bone
feather
leaves (elm?)
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