Pod (for Frela) is the second iteration of the piece "Pod (peas be seeded)" that was created for Harlem Grown, an urban farm as part of the Flux Art Fair in Harlem. Pod will grow and evolve throughout its life at the Casa Frela Sculpture Garden. Alice Momm’s working method has always included the gleaning process, “picking up things” then taking these humble materials and bringing them into the sphere of art. The loosely woven walls of Pod will integrate living plants and vines (including herbs and other edibles for all beings large and small). Using this same aesthetic and life approach, Momm will use cuttings, branches and other “picked-up-things” scavenged in the neighborhood in the growing sculpture that speaks to the possibilities of finding joy, wonder and repose in the urban landscape.

Pod is also an invitation - to stop and rest and get to know one another, and seating will be incorporated into the piece.

Pod Detail POD Proposal For Harlem Grown Pod View From Street Woven Spot

Alice Momm
Alice Momm is a Harlem based artist whose work has been inspired both by her immersion in and longing for nature, and increasingly by her desire to use art as a catalyst for social engagement and dialogue. Her ephemeral and sculptural works have been exhibited most recently at the Flux Art Fair in Harlem, as well as at venues such as ODETTA Gallery in Bushwick, Wave Hill in the Bronx, Islip Art Museum in East Islip, NY, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia, NY, and Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, GA. In the Spring of 2017, Momm will have a solo exhibition at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Public speaking engagements include artist talks at the Clark Art Institute, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, and at Christie’s Education. Momm holds an MFA from the University of Southern California and a BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. For more information, please visit www.alicemomm.com.