7. Earth Pizza

Earth Pizza, 2017-
cob oven, firewood, dough 
dimensions variable

    An outcropping of Herman’s installation practice, Earth Pizza, reveals the underlying lightheartedness weaving through his work at large. The kiln-based pizza pop up, a monthly convening co-organized with Jack Rammuni, offers communally activated space as art in and of itself: hierarchies between art making and gardening, building, and upkeep decompose. Similar to the small patch of grass perched between wooden panels in the roof of Herman’s architectural sculpture Even a blind man knows when the sun is shining (yellow studio addition), something green grows in the eves of a hand-built shed and in the full bellies of strangers sharing pizza.

photos: Julia Sherman