Ricochet Garden

Ricochet Garden was constructed from the remaining debris of a demolished hand-gun range in Texas.  With nine lengths of 3/16” aircraft cable added to the existing foundation, a suspension bridge spans the somewhat dangerous detritus (and occasional scorpions) to safely deliver visitors to the other side where motion sensors trigger lights inside a Zen garden raked into a mixture of pea gravel and 30 years worth of spent bullet casings.  As visitors walk, their shuffling feet make a metallic music as they stir the thousands of hollow cartridges on the ground.  A site originally designed solely for use as a containment chamber for ricocheting bullets is reclaimed as an area for contemplation and silence.

 Media: Concrete, steel, salvage, aircraft cable, flood lights.

Completed: 2009