At the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, 60 decommissioned lamp poles are arranged in an expanding and curvaceous form spanning nearly 800 feet across the main entrance to the park. The installation will be exhibited for a period of four years, with the possibility of reconfiguring the work within that time span.


There are several different arrangements based on a scatter/grouping format. Each possesses a different use of the orange blaze, and also utilizes a slight twisting of the tripod over the entire plot, repositioning the orange blaze at different angles.

Lefty orientation of the blaze leg. The subtle change would create a wall of orange, and a more controlled geometric pattern, resembling a cornfield.

Middle and forward orientation of the blaze leg. Hidden between the arch, and drawing attention to the twisting of the tripod, which spins the interior leg.


In Alfred NY, Matt and Bland have completed a prototype test of the new tripod design for Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. The fabric was donated from Stern and Stern, a textile manufacturer in Hornell NY. The proposed design is shown below, with fabric covering one pole, and the installation spanning the main entrance of the park. This will activate the unique geometric patterns that the poles create when one passes through the sculpture in a car or on foot.

The installation will span roughly 500 feet, in a curvaceous and expanding formation, while the fabric will highlight the winds natural path through the park. For additional information regarding the park check out:



A new iteration is complete at a small sculpture park called the Sculpture Barn.


A modular hardware system will enable us to experiment with many different configurations. The first iteration consumed 40 poles and took under an hour to setup. The plan is to push the configuration to test different spatial arrangements, determining the optimal setup. This is number one of ?


A tentative schedule is developing for the 100 decommissioned lamp poles. After a brief meeting with Larry Fox, the head of Alfred State Physical Plant, the lamp poles are officially the property of All Creations. The first destination for 60 measuring 25' tall is the Sculpture Barn in New Fairfield CT. The rough conceptual form will push the subtle curve in two directions, perhaps plotting an 'S' curve that will create an interesting journey for the individual.

Additionally, All Creations will apply for the spring exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. The exhibition is based on "interpretations and responses to the motivations, goals, realities, politics, and practices of recycling. This will be an expansive exhibition encompassing many perspectives about the concepts and methodologies of adaptive re-use, and will include projects that address the creative transformation of the by-products of production and consumption..."

Both the large and small sculptures will be proposed, however due to the scale of the park All Creations intends on experimenting with dense and tight forms as to not cover the entire field.

On the horizon is a proposal to the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia NY. On a whim, Matt and I took a trip to visit the park, and were pleasantly surprised to find the parks administrators still at work, awaiting an evening meeting. After a chat and look around the building we delved into developing ideas for a proposal.

Lastly, we envision an installation at Art Omi in a year's time, and then perhaps we will approach Pepsi Co. for a temporary exhibit on their grounds. Another option is moving south for the winter in search of warmer weather.

All Creations

Matter In Time
24’ Tall, 40’ Wide, 240’ Long
May 2007
Alfred NY
60 decommissioned lamp poles, phosphorescent strips, fabricated hinges, stainless steel cable, hardware, and stadium lighting.

The poles were charged at dusk with stadium lights. After complete darkness ensued, the lights were extinguished to reveal a glowing mass of lines hanging in the air. USR Optonix provided the phosphorescent pigment, while Suncor Stainless donated the cable that enabled the sculpture to stretch 240' across a football field. The installation was exhibited for 2 weeks.


The history of two sculptures is listed below in text and photo format. The short story goes like this: Bland Hoke and Matt Rink asked Alfred State University if they could borrow 60-70 decommissioned lamp poles to create art with. The poles were rusty and forgotten, and soon they were arranged in an artistic fashion. The last year at Alfred University was filled with work, and when all was said and done, 100 lamp poles were left in a compact stack. The poles are ready for action in another location, which has yet to be determined...

'Larry Fox' is constructed using 40 recycled lamp poles, welded together to create a sculpture reminiscent of crashing waves, or perhaps simple mathematics. The beauty is in its ambiguity.

Matter In Time is constructed using 60 lamp poles measuring 25 feet tall. The lamp poles have phosphorescent strips affixed to them, which were charged by stadium lights. When the lights went out, the lamp poles lit up, a 'True Blue' color.