Over the past 5 years I have been engaged with an ongoing series of public interventions under the title “Basics”, exploring an abstracted notion of form, space and utility in public sculpture. The work wants to be experienced both as a sculptural gesture in dialogue with its environment and as an interactive spatial installation. While each installation is unique to its site, all works within this series share a material language derived from the use of 2x4 construction lumber. The material is back-cycled into the construction industry after the lifetime of the sculpture as a no-waste intervention. Initially conceived as part of a larger museum installation at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest the series has since had a substantial number of iterations throughout the US. "Basics #27" was installed at Middle Branch Park, Baltimore, MD, as a site-responsive installation for the duration of 9 months.