Westside Masonic Planters
Receipt of Baltimore Office of Promotion and the
Arts, Community Arts Grant, 2008
Recent Planter Construction, 2008, sawed concrete, rubble, granite
We are a collective of artists and musicians living in West
Baltimore. We are devoted to sustainable living by nurturing
plants, sawing open the sidewalk for roots to take hold, and other
pursuits such as brewing root beer. In renovating our derelict houses,
we have learned a gamut of home-reuse archaeology, not home-depot
technology. We want to enliven the
communtiy with creativity and life. Our crew constructs planters,
enriches the soil organically, chooses plants, sculpts trees, and
performs maintenance. Allowing for community interaction may
involve nomadic bonzai actions by micro-kids:
Call Peter Blasser 410 362 8364
tire planter constructions at Ackworth Alley, made from tires with rims
Wolf, who used to be in the Coast Gaurd, also certified in SCUBA, will
be resident gardener at 2012 Lemmon Alley
Tolliver Yards: Jackhammer 44' of sidewalk into rubble, transport
to rear driveway and create retaining wall.
Plant Pawpaw tree in
the shades, rake.
Headquarters front planter: create with neighborhood rubble, broken
tile, and composted earth.
Plant native species such as sumac,
wild rose, and pawpaw.
Food Garden at 2013 W Frederick Ave
Masonry which wastes not rubble nor trash
Post-apocalyptic assemblage at 2118 W Pratt St.
Some jagged experimental
I visit the cemetary to sit with my head. Black raven, white
tombstone, cars far and quiet, the sound of the dead.