Sculptures requiring viewer participation or an interaction with natural elements

Happenings/Performed Sculpture
Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture Recycled Mattresses, mixed media, motion detector lights
"Neighborhood Watch", 2010, 1/2
Recycled Mattresses, mixed media, motion detector lights
Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Neighborhood Watch", evening, 2010, 2/2

Mattresses turned into giant lighted eyeballs on motion detectors. As pedestrians passed by, the eyeballs would illuminate and catch them in the light. There were significantly fewer car burglaries over the duration of the project. After a week the piece was terminated by Clayton Police and replaced with official "Neighborhood Watch" signs.

Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture 4'x4'x6,, wedding dress and supports, tent stakes
"Wedding Dress Home", 2009, 1/2
4'x4'x6,, wedding dress and supports, tent stakes

Performed by Tower
Portable Wedding Dress to Camp In
Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture Wedding dress and tent stakes
"Wedding Dress Home", 2009, 2/2
Wedding dress and tent stakes
4'x6'x6'

"Wedding Dress Home" provides commentary on matrimony, home and place.

Sequential photos of the artist "performing" the piece by Malcolm Gay

Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Primo Donna" Ballerina on rollers, LaJolla, CA

Painted tumble-weed, Joshua tree, scarf on rollers

Primo Donna "performed itself" by the wind. It was left to be blown or rolled around. In this the sculpture danced.
Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Man's Ray", Art Omi, New York, 1/2

Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture Recycled and sewn, orange scaffold netting
"Man's Ray", Art Omi, New York, 2/2
Recycled and sewn, orange scaffold netting

A Sculpture performed by the wind in order to see words the piece spoke.
Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture Photo from left:  Joshua Lynn, Jonathan Yoerger, Vincent Lardieri, Xiaolu Zhang, Carrie Johnson in foreground.
"Day of the Dog", 2009, 1/4
Collaboration with graduate students at SCAD, Savannah, GA
Photo from left: Joshua Lynn, Jonathan Yoerger, Vincent Lardieri, Xiaolu Zhang, Carrie Johnson in foreground.
Phase one: Participants executing portraits of animals about to be euphonized.

"Day of the Dog" was a mobil Art Show of "Rolling" Dog Portraits, painted in place of hubcaps, on truck tires rolled around by the Boy Scouts of America donning "Dog Masks".




Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Day of the Dog", 2009, 2/4
Poster design by Joshua Lynn

Collaboration with graduate students at SCAD, Savannah, GA
Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Day of the Dog", 2009, 3/4
Photo bottom left of Carrie Johnson and Hannah Moore painting with Lily Kuonen hula-hooping on right.

"Day of the Dog" was a mobil Art Show of "Rolling" Dog Portraits, painted in place of hubcaps, on truck tires rolled around by the Boy Scouts of America donning "Dog Masks".

Collaboration with Boy Scouts of America, Animal Control, Daiss Tires, and SCAD graduate students,

Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Day of the Dog", 2009, 4/4

Photos from left of doggie-masked participants: Russell Noto, Daniel Vanlandingham, Johnathan Yoerger and Cindy Tower playing pool.
Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Banana Bikram" set up, 2009, 1/4

"Banana Bikram" was performed in Forcythe Park at dusk in front of the general public. Children who were bystanding judged artwork at the end--presenting first, second and third place.

Collaboration with Vincent Lardieri and SCAD graduate students, Savannah, GA

Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Banana Bikram", Collaboration, 2009, 2/4

Collaboration with Vincent Lardieri and SCAD graduate students, Savannah, GA
Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Banana Bikram", 2009, 3/4

Collaboration with Vincent Lardieri and SCAD graduate students.

Participants created paintings while practicing yoga. Collaborators wore plastic, Tyvek suits in order to perform hot, "Bikram" yoga, Savannah, GA

Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Banana Bikram", 2009, 4/4

"Banana Bikram" was performed in Forcythe Park at dusk in front of the general public.

Children who were bystanding judged artwork at the end--presenting first, second and third place.

Collaboration with Vincent Lardieri and SCAD graduate students, Savannah, GA
Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture Posing as a Miwok, Native to Yosemite, and
Tower as resident artist of Yosemite, 2000, 1/2
Tower engaged in a "Mortero Hole" Party with strange children she met on the trail
Posing as a Miwok, Native to Yosemite, and
camouflaged to watch grizzly bear

Painting as Performance--For the Summer of 2000, Tower went backpacking and painting in a "self-prescribed" park uniform as resident artist in Yosemite.

Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
Tower as resident artist of Yosemite, 2000, 2/2

Painting as Performance--For the Summer of 2000, Tower went backpacking and painting in a "self-prescribed" park uniform as resident artist in Yosemite.
Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture Gutter, water, bottles, pump
"First Person Over the Falls", 4'x24'x4.5', 1994. 1/3
Annie Taylor and Cindy Tower story combined, and told in a gutter.
Gutter, water, bottles, pump

"First Person Over the Falls" tells the life story of Annie Taylor (in a series of floating bottles) who in 1904, was the first person to go over Niagara Falls and survive. The townsfolk wagered on her going over the falls in a barrel. She won the bet but later was robbed of the money and ended up in the poorhouse.

Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture Gutter, water, bottles, pump
"First Person Over the Falls", 1994, 2/3
Gutter, water, bottles, pump

Annie Taylor and Cindy Tower story combined, and told in a gutter.
Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture Annie Taylor and Cindy Tower story told in a gutter.
"First Person Over the Falls", 1994, 3/3
Annie Taylor and Cindy Tower story told in a gutter.

"First Person Over the Falls" tells the life story of Annie Taylor (in a series of floating bottles) who in 1904, was the first person to go over Niagara Falls and survive. The townsfolk wagered on her going over the falls in a barrel. She won the bet but later was robbed of the money and ended up in the poorhouse.

Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture Performed by Cindy Tower and Joe John
"Meat Street", NYC
Performed by Cindy Tower and Joe John
Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Baltic" Performance, 1/9

Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Baltic" Performance, 2/9
Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Baltic" Performance, 3/9

Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Baltic" Performance, 4/9
Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Baltic" Performance, 5/9

Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Baltic" Performance, 6/9
Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Baltic" Performance, 7/9

Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Baltic" Performance, 8/9
Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Baltic" Performance, 9/9

Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture Video Installation with projected factory inhabitants.
"Factory" Installation with video showing factory inhabitants, Haven Arts,NYC, 2008
Video Installation with projected factory inhabitants.

Tower placed a faux-factory replica of an engine room inside an empty, gutted factory in the South Bronx complete with a video of factory inhabitants, Haven Arts, NYC, 20008
Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture Video Installation with projected factory inhabitants.
"Factory" Installation, Haven Arts, NYC, 20008
Video Installation with projected factory inhabitants.

Tower placed a faux-factory replica of an engine room inside an empty, gutted factory in the South Bronx complete with a video of factory inhabitants, Haven Arts, NYC, 20008

Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Factory" Installation Detail, Haven Arts, NYC, 2008

Video Installation with projected factory inhabitants.

Tower placed a faux-factory replica of an engine room inside an empty, gutted factory in the South Bronx complete with a video of factory inhabitants, Haven Arts, NYC, 20008
Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture Video Installation
"Factory",Haven Arts,NYC, 2008
Video Installation

Tower placed a faux-factory replica of an engine room inside an empty, gutted factory in the South Bronx complete with a video of factory inhabitants, Haven Arts, NYC, 20008

Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture Chain-sawed and burnt wood , wax, candles
Burning from Both Ends
Chain-sawed and burnt wood , wax, candles

Piece performed with fire.
Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Emerging Man", Chainsawed wood, paint, dye, 1/2

Process as performance--Carving wood like a butcher, Tower dressed in white in situ, carved and painted log slices to look like meat. Sawdust was dyed as well and became part of the piece.

Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Emerging Man", Chainsawed wood, paint, dye, 2/2
Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
Pecker with birdseed bell

Cindy Tower Happenings/Performed Sculpture
"Spiral", Tower making hula hooping platform
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