"Domestic Integrities surveys local and seasonal patterns and rituals of interior domestic landscapes, the way we use what we resourcefully find around us to artfully make ourselves at home. This first American edition of the project at MoMA Studio is in two parts. A circular garden is established in the Sculpture Garden in partnership with Annie Novak of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn, and a circular rug (the Domestic Integrity Field) is installed indoors in partnership with Mildred's Lane in Pennsylvania. The organic garden of medicinals, herbals, edibles, and plants for pollinators was established on June 20, 2012 to be cultivated and harvested through the season providing resources for the continuously changing elements (the Domestic Integrities) such as tea infusions, fresh bread, dried herbs, and flower arrangements, presented on the crocheted spiral rug of discarded textiles. Visitors are invited to explore the garden outside and make themselves at home on the rug inside, taking off shoes to sit down, inspect, touch, taste, and smell that day’s various Domestic Integrities."
below: fritz and friends crocheting the Domestic Integrity field rug / homemade bread and jam to be served / the Domestic Integrity gathering space in abruzzo, italy / final touches at the MOMA
all photos by fritz haeg and dan haeg