Jerry Saltz explores Habitat

Although I wasn’t there to see him, New York Magazine Art Critic and my former professor, Jerry Saltz stopped by SiTE:LAB and explored Habitat. He took this photo within the Moose Diorama (getting my vote for the most creative pose yet) and described SiTE:LAB as, “Derelict & shuttered 1938 natural history museum in Grand Rapids. Best location for an art show that I have E V E R seen in this country.” Thanks, Jerry!

Jerry Saltz Alois Kronschlaeger Habitat Moose Diorama

Jerry Saltz explores Habitat

Deer Diorama

For the deer diorama, the glass window opens into the inside of the diorama away from the actual threshold. The window pane is mounted 90 degrees to the floor, causing a reflection in the glass that merges with the background. When I return to Grand Rapids, I will remove the wooden brackets on the window pane. The space from the actual threshold to the new position of the window is covered with ceiling tiles that are illuminated from underneath.

Dear Diorama 01

Deer Diorama 02

Deer Diorama