March 23 & March 30, 2011
Portable Sanctuary #3
by Beth Krensky
This piece is part of a larger series of portable sanctuaries that are intended to respond to the natural or
built environment while providing a refuge — a space within a space. This small, human-created sanctuary
is a ritual act — a picnic—intended as an offering for the animals within this urban setting.
The performative gesture of the piece happens in the interaction between the animals, who are the performers, and
the heirloom plates and linens which act as stand-ins for generations of humans who have made spaces
uninhabitable for the very animals being served.
"We Make the Road by Walking" (exhibition, Tucson, AZ)