The Healing Machine was the first large-scale installation by EARTH BABIES (myself and Katie Bernstein) built for Spaceness 2018 in Seaview, WA. An “A” frame structure situated in the coastal pine forest was filled with chimes to be played by participants, creating an immersive “sound bath”. A back window opening framed a view of the moss-covered woods, and the sound of the chimes echoed through the quiet landscape. Participants were given the option to write a reflection on healing - personal or universal - with provided materials and deposit it in a collection box. These responses are currently being used as the raw material for a series of text-based woodblock prints. “The Healing Machine” is named after Emory Blagdon’s piece of the same name and dedicated to him.

The Healing Machine was the first large-scale installation by EARTH BABIES (myself and Katie Bernstein) built for Spaceness 2018 in Seaview, WA. An “A” frame structure situated in the coastal pine forest was filled with chimes to be played by participants, creating an immersive “sound bath”. A back window opening framed a view of the moss-covered woods, and the sound of the chimes echoed through the quiet landscape. Participants were given the option to write a reflection on healing - personal or universal - with provided materials and deposit it in a collection box. These responses are currently being used as the raw material for a series of text-based woodblock prints. “The Healing Machine” is named after Emory Blagdon’s piece of the same name and dedicated to him.

 Installation view with door open.

Installation view with door open.

 Interior with chimes and framed view out of back window.

Interior with chimes and framed view out of back window.

 Participants playing the chimes.

Participants playing the chimes.

 “Earth Baby” sculpture (fir, pine, plywood, stones, flashe, house paint, spray paint)

“Earth Baby” sculpture (fir, pine, plywood, stones, flashe, house paint, spray paint)

 Mirror box with minerals from New Mexico and natural materials from the installation site.

Mirror box with minerals from New Mexico and natural materials from the installation site.

 Mirror box with minerals from Chimayo, Plaza Blanca, and Ghost Ranch, New Mexcio.

Mirror box with minerals from Chimayo, Plaza Blanca, and Ghost Ranch, New Mexcio.

 Participants playing the chimes.

Participants playing the chimes.

 The mallets (walnut, fir, plywood, paint, etc.)

The mallets (walnut, fir, plywood, paint, etc.)

 Signpost (plywood, paint)

Signpost (plywood, paint)

 “The Healing Machine” with surrounding woods.

“The Healing Machine” with surrounding woods.

 The Healing Machine was the first large-scale installation by EARTH BABIES (myself and Katie Bernstein) built for Spaceness 2018 in Seaview, WA. An “A” frame structure situated in the coastal pine forest was filled with chimes to be played by participants, creating an immersive “sound bath”. A back window opening framed a view of the moss-covered woods, and the sound of the chimes echoed through the quiet landscape. Participants were given the option to write a reflection on healing - personal or universal - with provided materials and deposit it in a collection box. These responses are currently being used as the raw material for a series of text-based woodblock prints. “The Healing Machine” is named after Emory Blagdon’s piece of the same name and dedicated to him.
 Installation view with door open.
 Interior with chimes and framed view out of back window.
 Participants playing the chimes.
 “Earth Baby” sculpture (fir, pine, plywood, stones, flashe, house paint, spray paint)
 Mirror box with minerals from New Mexico and natural materials from the installation site.
 Mirror box with minerals from Chimayo, Plaza Blanca, and Ghost Ranch, New Mexcio.
 Participants playing the chimes.
 The mallets (walnut, fir, plywood, paint, etc.)
 Signpost (plywood, paint)
 “The Healing Machine” with surrounding woods.

The Healing Machine was the first large-scale installation by EARTH BABIES (myself and Katie Bernstein) built for Spaceness 2018 in Seaview, WA. An “A” frame structure situated in the coastal pine forest was filled with chimes to be played by participants, creating an immersive “sound bath”. A back window opening framed a view of the moss-covered woods, and the sound of the chimes echoed through the quiet landscape. Participants were given the option to write a reflection on healing - personal or universal - with provided materials and deposit it in a collection box. These responses are currently being used as the raw material for a series of text-based woodblock prints. “The Healing Machine” is named after Emory Blagdon’s piece of the same name and dedicated to him.

Installation view with door open.

Interior with chimes and framed view out of back window.

Participants playing the chimes.

“Earth Baby” sculpture (fir, pine, plywood, stones, flashe, house paint, spray paint)

Mirror box with minerals from New Mexico and natural materials from the installation site.

Mirror box with minerals from Chimayo, Plaza Blanca, and Ghost Ranch, New Mexcio.

Participants playing the chimes.

The mallets (walnut, fir, plywood, paint, etc.)

Signpost (plywood, paint)

“The Healing Machine” with surrounding woods.

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