Sited@Bernheim periodically generates site-specific art projects, which explore our deep relationship with nature by nationally and internationally known artists.
Created on site, by nationally and internationally known artists, each piece becomes a part of an ongoing dialog that will connect people with nature, in engaging, and we hope sometimes challenging, ways.
Sited at Bernheim is also become part of a larger intellectual dialog about the nature of public art, and is a shining example of public art at its best. Hence it will have impact beyond Bernheim borders, and help to define the changing nature of contemporary art as the region and Louisville develops and unfurls its public art program and become apart of the energy that drives innovation on many levels.
The first of Sited@Bernheim is Snake Hollow, by internationally known artist, Patrick Dougherty. It was completed in April of 2012. This piece was built out of gathered willow saplings, a renewable resource, and built beside the Visitor Center by the artist and over 80 volunteers. It will remain on the grounds for two years, at which point it will become mulch and used on site, returning it to the earth. This sculpture will be used to enhance the visitor experience as well as school curriculum, entitled Weaving Science and Art through Nature.