Caroline Woolard, Modular Daybed for Touching Art, 2020, 80 x 15 x 38 inches, dimensions variable with adjustable components, steel, aluminum, walnut, popular, acrylic, newspaper pulp, mycelium, organic cotton, kapock, hardware. Special thanks to the University Ombuds, Ecovative, DIY Natural Bedding, Juju and Jake, and Ian Whittemore for help creating this project. Images: Courtesy of the artist, Photo by Mel Taing.
Responding to feedback and conversations about her featured project, The Meeting Game (2019–ongoing), as well as INDEX's invitation for new forms of engagement, Woolard has created new additions to her Rose presentation. Playing off the formality of waiting room furniture, her new Modular Daybed for Touching Art (2020) invites visitors to handle and spend time with a range of sculptural facilitation tools. These objects, reassembled from a range of Woolard's previous projects and presented within the structure of a cushioned seat, may serve as prompts for internal dialogues as well as group conversations to be played out on The Meeting Game's surface.