McKendree Key is an installation artist with balls. Key’s installations take place indoors and out, using thousands of balls to disturb a chosen setting. Key has gone swimming with 28,000 pink balls in a pond and had 45,000 balls captured on a Barcelona terrace, but only scattered 4,000 balls onto the frozen surface of Lake Champlain. Obviously, Key’s gallery installations are much easier to control, but the artist does take good care, with the help of a crew, to clean up after her installations have been recorded, building fences to trap the balls before they float away on longer term journeys.
Artist: McKendree Key