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A Puzzle for Alice

A Puzzle for Alice is an 8 minute film that was computer generated from a master photograph of 169 works of art.

  • Steven Siegel
  • Steven Siegel
  • Steven Siegel
  • Alice Linder
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 9, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Vassar Film Festival
    Washington DC
    United States
    February 2, 2017
Director Biography - Steven Siegel

Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY MFA 1978
Hampshire College Amherst, MA BA 1976
University of Colorado, Boulder 1971

Grants, Awards
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation 2006 In support of project for Grounds for Sculpture
New York Foundation for the Arts - Visual Artist Fellowship Award 2001
Gunk Foundation 2000 for support of Poet's Walk Project, Red Hook, NY
ArtsLink Collaborative Projects Award 1999 for support of work at the Assistance Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, May, 2000
The Martin and Doris Rosen Award, Appalachian State University 1998
American Scandinavian Foundation Arts Fund Grant in support of project for TICKON, Denmark, 1996-97
Connemara Conservancy Artist's Grant 1994-95
Dutchess County Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship 1992-93
New York Foundation for the Arts sponsorship of The Hutton Project 1981
NEA Building Arts Grant 1980
Pratt Grants 1977-78
Ford Foundation 1977

Public Art Commissions
Suncheon Weave Suncheon, Korea 2016
Meran Flowers (the cake) Meran Italy 2014
Rinker Hall School of Construction University of Florida, Gainesville 2004
Thornton Creek Environmental Learning Center, Seattle, WA 1999 design team
Jory Oregon State University, Corvallis 1999 - commission for the Forest Ecosystem Research Laboratory
Hood North Park Blocks Portland, OR 1993 for The City of Portland

Private Commissions, Site Sculpture, Installations
Hill and Valley Lincoln, Montana 2014 Blackfoot Pathways, Sculpture in the Wild
The Struggle is…. Neustadt A. D. Donau, Germany 2014 commissioned by Bayernil Neustadt
Carbon, Paper The Molonglo Group, Canberra Australia 2011-2013
Under Cottonwood Salina, Kansas 2012
Let’s fan out Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI 2011
Beach Blocks Ancona, Italy Corporate commission for Business Revolution 2.0 2009
Big, with rift De Cordova Museum Lincoln, MA 2009
Pak Package Tetra Pak Corp. Modena, Italy 2009 Corporate commission
Valerio’s Hidden Gem Arte Sella Borgo Valsugana, Italy 2009
Bridge 2 Arte Sella Borgo Valsugana, Italy 2009
Like a rock, from a tree? Geumgang Nature Art Biennale 2008 Gongju Korea
This one is flat Sentier Art 2008 Quebec, Canada
It goes under Wyoming Invitational 2008
Large Bowl Bad Gogging, Germany 2007
Grass Paper Glass Grounds for Sculpture - Hamilton NJ 2006
To see Jennie smile North Carolina Museum, Raleigh 2006
Stories of Katrina , Nest Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA 2005
Did God Make a Worm? Ingolstadt, Germany 2005
Oak Geumgang Nature Art Biennale Gong-Ju, South Korea 2004
Chemin d'Art, Saint Flour, France 2004
Freight and Barrel Three Rivers Arts Festival , Pittsburgh 2004
Mitochondria Buffalo Bayou Artpark, Houston, TX 2003
Scale Abington Art Center Jenkintown, PA 2002
Like a hive, like an egg Arte Sella - Borgo Valsugana, Italy 2002
Odd one Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, NC 2001
Collection Fresh Kills Exhibition Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art - Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY 2001
A fox lives here too Poet's Walk , Red Hook, NY 2001
Carbon String Neuberger National Biennial of Public Art, SUNY, Purchase 2001
Thirds Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art Ridgefield, CT January 2001
Very Slow 1999 The Fields - Art /OMI Omi, NY
Can't 1999 Convergence XII Arts Festival, Providence, RI
facing; love 30 1999 Stone Quarry Hill Sculpture Park Casenovia, NY
one,two,three of 'em 1997-98 Sculpture in the Forest, Grizedale, Cumbria, England
Labyrinth II 1998 John Michael Kohler Art Center Sheboygan, WI
Vertical 1997 Forest City Annual Portland, Maine
Squeeze Tranekaer International Center for Art and Nature, Langeland, Denmark, 1997
Hemisphere Erie, PA for Erie County Dept. Planning/Recycling Earth Day celebration, 1997 Repose City Gallery East, Atlanta 1997
Hive Mayfair Arts Festival Allentown, PA 1995
Round Connemara Conservancy Plano, TX 1995
Bridge Hesta Properties Charlotte, NC 1993 corporate commission
Holocene, Duren International Exhibition of Paper Art , Leopold Hoesch Museum, Duren, Germany 1992
Holocene, Charlotte RSVP Bechtler Gallery Charlotte, North Carolina 1992
New Geology #4 Arts Festival of Atlanta Site Sculpture Atlanta, GA 1991
New Geology #2 Milan, NY 1990
New Geology #1 Snug Harbor Sculpture Festival Staten Island, NY 1990
Colorado Fence Telluride, Colorado 1983 private commission

University Projects
Fredonia (the suitcase) 2015 SUNY Fredonia 2015
Two of “em Penn State Berks Reading, PA 2009
E-virus Stanford University 2006
Tilt 2005 Kent State University 2005
Bromeliade University of Florida, Gainesville 2003
Can Can Bowling Green University 2002
Some Cans Western Carolina University 2002
Bale University of Virginia 2001
Warm Up SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY 2001
Study James Madison University 2001
Pretty Fast 1999 University of Alabama, Birmingham
Squeeze 2 1998 Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Tilt 1997 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Sculpture Tour
Spine State University of California, Bakersfield 1997
Cake Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 1994
Holocene, New Paltz State University of New York New Paltz, NY 1992

Solo Exhibitions - Studio Work
Steven Siegel Cynthia Reeves Projects North Adams, MA 2015
Steven Siegel, Biography 95-49 Marlborough 57th Street, New York, NY 2013
Environment, Steven Siegel Le Musee D’art Contemporain Des Laurentides Saint-Jerome Quebec 2011
Steven Siegel, Biography Marlborough Chelsea New York, NY 2011
Wonderful Life Penn State Berks, Freyberger Gallery, Albright College, Freedman
Gallery The Goggleworks Reading, PA 2010
Wonderful Life Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC 2009
Selections from Wonderful Life Grounds for Sculpture Hamilton, NJ 2006
Wonderful Life Montalvo Arts Center Gallery, Saratoga, CA 2005
Secondary Functions University of Florida, Gainesville 2003
Abington Art Center Jenkintown, PA 2002
Davis and Hall Gallery Hudson, NY May 2001
125 Maiden Lane NY, NY September 2000
Works on and of Paper Marist College Art Gallery Poughkeepsie, NY 1995
Breezy Hill Clinton, NY 1994
Extending the Landscape Barrett House Galleries Poughkeepsie, NY 1993
Richmond Center Art Gallery Windsor, CT 1993
Unison Arts and Learning Center New Paltz, New York 1992
Earth Time and Events: The Art of Steven Siegel Wave Hill, Bronx, NY 1988 Hampshire College Amherst, MA 1986
Drew University Madison, NJ 1981
Soho Center for the Visual Arts 114 Prince St. New York, NY 1979

Selected Group Shows - Studio Work
Conference of the Birds Cynthia Reeves Projects Mana Contemporary Jersey City, NJ 2012
Currents, Art and the Environment Courthouse Galleries, Portsmouth, VA 2011
Transformed 2008 Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach
channeling herbert 2007 Kent, Washington
A delicate Balance General Electric Headquarters Fairfield, CT 2006
Haddad Lascano Gallery Great Barrington, MA 2005
Reduce/Reuse/Reexamine Wave Hill, Bronx, NY 2004
EXO Kleinart Art Center Woodstock, NY 2002
Sculpture Garden 2001 - 2002 Unison Arts Center, New Paltz, NY
Recycled/Reclaimed/Reconstituted Bowman and Penelec Galleries - Allegheny College Meadville, PA February 2001
Davis and Hall Gallery, Hudson, NY 2000 Sculpture courtyard
"Storied Land: Landscape/Narrative/Art" Stone Quarry Hill Sculpture Park Casenovia, NY summer 1999
Materials, Substance, Form: to last or not to last 1999 Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, NY
The American Institute of Architects, Portland, OR 1999 The Great Garbage Binge Art Show
Kendall Art and Design 1999 Location: A Survey of Hudson Valley Artists, Hudson, NY
Kendall Art and Design 1998 Collage Hudson, NY
Berkshire Art Association 1996 Painting and Sculpture Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
Unison Arts Center Retrospective Exhibitions, New Paltz, NY November 1996
Great Garbage Binge Bozeman, MT 1996
Art from Detritus II Kansas City, Missouri 1995
Plans, Proposals, Models and Documentation University of Virginia 1992
Art-Eco: Contemporary Art and the Environment College Art Gallery State University of New York, New Paltz 1992
River Voices Paramount Center for the Arts Peekskill, NY 1992
National Works on Paper 92 Stedman Art Gallery Rutgers University Camden, NJ 1992
Exhibition of Finalists' Proposals for Atrium Sculpture, Scottsdale Center for the Arts Scottsdale, AZ 1989
Hampshire College 1985
The Drawing Center Fifth Anniversary Show 137 Greene Street NY 1982
Eight Sensibilities Thorpe Intermedia Gallery Sparkill, NY 1982
62X12 The Drawing Center NYC 1980
Gates and Fences Thorpe Intermedia Gallery 1979 Harriman State Park, NY

Art Fairs
Art Miami/NY 2015 Public art installation of Biography
Pulse Art Fair NY 2016 Cynthia Reeves Projects

Reviews, Publications
Kim, Ji-Hun 2016 SEEAF Steven Siegel MT Money Today Seoul, South Korea November 2016
Woo, Jae-yeon Artist Steven Siegel inches toward becoming one with nature Yonhap News Agency, Seoul, Korea November, 2016
Rosa, Philipa Ecological Footprints Revolve Magazine Spring 2015
Mahoney, Brian It’s about Time American Craft Magazine April 2015
Moses, Monica The Nature of Risk American Craft Magazine April 2015
Mahoney, Brian K On the Cover Chronogram Magazine January, 2015
Parks, John A Universal Principles of Art Rockport Publishers 2014
McInallly, Mike Think Too Much: Newespapers in artwork offers surprising treat Albany (OR) Democrat- Herald 10/12/2014
Olspur Katalog zur Ausstellung Olspur quf dem Belande der Bayernoil 2014
Goukassian, Elena Steven Siegel, Carbon Sculpture Magazine January 2014
Moyer, Harper The New Earthwork; Art Action Agency ISC Press 2011
Abileah, Ilania Biography by Steven Siegel Main Street, the Laurentians only English Language Newspaper June 2011
Le Giem. Francoise Une immense murale au Musee cet ete Journal Le Nord, Canada June 22, 2011
Baker, Allese Thomson Critic’s Picks Artforum February 2011
Perreault, John The Sculptor from Planet X Artopia February15, 2011
Boettger, Suzaan Of our Time catalogue essay for Steven Siegel, Biography Marlborough Chelsea 2011
Fabricius, Karl Recycling.com 2011
Like a hive, like an egg? Art in Public 177 Redaktion van Uffelen Stuttgart, Germany 2011
Conway Morris, Roderick An Italian Valley Where Nature Meets Art New York Times August 6, 2010
Commissions, Sculpture Magazine April, 2010
Grande, John We are the Landscape; A Conversation with Steven Siegel Sculpture Magazine, March 2010
Schira, Ron Art Review Reading Eagle Correspondent 1/24/2010
Richmond, Susan Paper, Earth: An Installation with Steven Siegel Wild Apples Fall/Winter 2010
Harvard, MA Diary of installation at DeCordova Museum
Baucon, Andrea Geology in Art The Abyss of Time Tracemaker.com 2009
Wonderful Life Catalog 2009 Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC Essays by John Perreault, Gary Walker, Hank Foreman
Beaudet Pascale Sentier Art3 Espace Winter 2008-09 Montreal, Canada
Adrienne Gyongy Prattfolio spring 2008 Sustainable Art: Trash Transformend Pratt Alumni magazine Cover article
E The Environmental Magazine May/June 2008 photograph
Zen Monster Volume 1 No. 1 Winter 2008 photograph
Song, Young Imm K. Public Art: New ways of Approaching Environmental Issues: The Art of Steven Siegel International Journal of the Arts in Society Volume 2, Number 3, 2007
Merckling, Catherine Eco-Art 2006 UFR Arts Universite Marc Bloch Strasbourg, France
Grounds for Sculpture catalog 2006
Orion Magazine November 2006
Hynes, Katie The Signal College of New Jersey Sept 20, 2006
Van Dongen, Susan The Princeton Packet Cover Story Oct 6-15, 2006
Limme, Neyse lamona Magazine Barcelona, Spain Steven Siegel Basura Ancestral Fall 2006
Weintraub, Linda Cycle-Logical Art, Recycling Matters for Eco-Art 2006
Rowe-Shields, Michele Sculpture on the Grounds Montalvo Arts Center 2005
Sculpture Magazine Itinerary 2005
Kent State University Brochure for Tilt 2005 2005
Catalog Kunstverein Ingolstadt Germany 2005
Thomas, Mary Cover Story Pittsburgh Post-Gazette June 4, 2004
Schneider, Carrie The Art of Recycling Pittsburgh City Paper June 2 2004
Mary Leonard Tying Knots of Wow and Wonder Sculptor Steven Siegel About Town of Dutchess and Columbia Counties Winter 2003
Patricia Phillips Wandering Through Time: The Sculpture of Steven Siegel Sculpture Magazine October 2003
Johnson, Patricia One Man's Trash Houston Chronicle March 2003
Artist Infuses Students with 'can-do' spirit Clarion News Bowing Green, OH 9/11, 2002
Pop Art Sentinal Tribune WoodCounty, OH 9/13/02
The Truth is In our Trash ARCHAEOLOGY January/February 2002
Johnson, Ken A landfill in the Eyes of Artists Who Beheld It New York Times February 1, 2002
Sharnoff, Elena Large Accumulations of Small Things Non Satis Scire - the Hampshire College Alumni Magazine 2001
Fresh Kills NY Arts September 2001
Zimmer, William A Smaller, More Accessible Biennial New York Times June 24, 2001
Gouveia, Georgette Avant Garden Journal News May 29, 2001
Princinthal, Nancy Art on Paper July - August 2001
Cassai, Mary Hudson Gallery features earth-centered sculptures Kingston Daily Freeman June 8, 2001
Jaeger, William When location is everything Albany Times Union June 3, 2001
Keeffe, Eileen Environmental Art highlights Poet's Walk Gazette Advertiser, Rhinebeck, NY May 31, 2001
Clarke, Jessica A Wordy Piece of Art The Daily News-Record Harrisonburg, VA April 3, 2001
Worthington, Becca Rendering Rubbish Into Art The Breeze Harrisonburg, VA April 2, 2001
Zimmer, William On Paper, a Show That Measures Up New York Times March 18, 2001
Merkling, Frank Katonah, Aldrich shows shine in separate ways Danbury News-Times Weekend February 2, 2001
Ryumina, Elena Moscow Times May 19, 2000
Scrupe, Mara Environment, Audience, and Public Art in the New World (Order) Sculpture Magazine March, 2000
Bolender, Karin Into the Holocene: The Art of Steven Siegel Dutchess Magazine, February 2000
Watersheds - the newsletter of Art, Culture Nature, an association for the study of the arts and the environment, spring 2000
Kimmelman, Michael The Hudson Valley, Inside Out New York Times 7/30/99
Siegel sculpture at ART/OMI uses recycled Register-Star newspapers The Register Star, Hudson, NY July 1999
Cummings, Kelliann International art on view at ART/OMI The Independent, Hillsdale, NY July 1999
Lis, Kerri Siegel Recycles newspaper into art Cazenovia Republican June 1999
Germano, Paul Nature Tells Stories at Stone Quarry Syracuse Newspaper May 1999
Netsky, Ron The art endurance test City newspaper, Rochester NY, April 1999
Commissions Sculpture Magazine March 1999
Twelfth Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition Catalog 1998 John Perreault, juror
Western Michigan University 1997-98 Sculpture Tour Catalog 1997
Mah, Linda S. Artist builds outdoor sculpture from wood and paper Kalamazoo Gazette September 221, 1997
Greenleaf, Ken The Annual: Art Among the Oaks Maine Sunday Telegram 9/7/97
The Artistry of Discards The New York State Solid Waste Examiner Spring 97
Byrd, Cathy All Natural Creative Loafing Atlanta, GA April 12, 1997
Cullum, Jerry Recyclers create a whole new life from secondhand The Atlanta Journal Constitution April 11, 1997
Natural Presence, The Art of Paul Hitopolus and Steven Siegel City Gallery East, Atlanta, GA April 1997 brochure
Knight, Rhonda Visiting Artists add to campus perspective The Runner, California State University at Bakersfield March 5, 1997
Great Garbage Binge Art Show catalog Emerson Cultural Center Bozeman, MT 1996 Bass, Shermakaye Mother Nature is one tough critic The Dallas Morning News 3/23/95
Harnish, Anne Commissions Sculpture Magazine January 1995
Jacobson, Marjory Art for Work Harvard Business School Press 1993
Nicholas/Forster Portland Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, Portland 1993
Godfrey, Michael/Kessler,Jane Strata Nike magazine Munich special #6 sculpture 1993
Gragg, Randy ...sculpture looms... The Oregonian Portland, OR 8/5/93
Smith, Doug Don't Trash This Art Charlotte Observer 4/22/93
Flynn, Anne Artist digs Deep Into Landscapes Union-News Springfield, MA 2/17/93
Smart,Paul Waste land Huguenot Herald New Paltz, NY 11/5/92 Patterson, Tom Carillon's newest art will ring your chimes. Charlotte Observer 5/17/92
Von Christiane Dorr Funf Tonnen Papier unter dem Rasen Duren Stadt und Land Duren, Germany 4/14/92
Baxter, Robert In Camden, a bazaar of bizarre art works South Jersey Courier-Post 1/12/92
Raynor, Vivian Sculpture Show in the Open New York Times 9/16/90
Brenson, Michael The State of the City as Sculptors See It New York Times 7/27/90
SCULPTURE magazine March/April 1989
Feinberg, Jean E. Earth Time and Events: The Art of Steven Siegel 1988 Wave Hill
The Drawing Center Fifth Anniversary Show catalog 1982
Raynor, Vivian Diverse Sensibilities New York Times 2/1/81

Grounds for Sculpture Hamilton, NJ 2006
Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA 2004
Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA 2002
Western Carolina University, Cullowee 2002
Art OMI, Omi, NY 1999
The Grizedale Society, Sculpture in the Forest - Cumbria, UK - 1997 and 1998
Tranekaer International Center for Art and Nature, Langleland, Denmark 1997
Artist in Residence Harriman State Park, NY 1979 - America the Beautiful Fund

Rhode Island College Providence RI 2013
Swain School Allentown, PA 2012
Rubin Museum of Art, NY 2012Reading Museum of Art Reading, PA 2010
Evos Evolutinary Studies Program SUNY Binghamton 2009
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Boone, NC 2009
Minneapolis College of Art and Design 2009
University of Wyoming Museum of Art 2009
Bard College Annandale on Hudson, NY 2008
SUNY New Paltz 2006
Grounds for Sculpture 2006
The College of New Jersey 2006
North Carolina Museum, Raleigh 2006
Oklahoma University, Norman 2006
Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA 2005
San Jose State University 2005
Robert Smithson Symposium Kent State University, Ohio 2005
Future Tenant Gallery Pittsburgh, PA, 2004
In my mind a mere image Harn Museum, University of Florida 2003
University of Houston 2002
Abington Art Center Jenkintown, PA 2002
Bowling Green State University, OH 2002
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee 2002
Union College 2002
Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2001
State University of New York, Fredonia 2001
University of Virginia Department of Architecture 2000
Pro Arte St. Petersburg, Russia 2000
Nizhny Center for Contemporary Art, Nizhny-Novgorod Russia 2000
Zverev Center for Contemporary Art Moscow, Russian Federation 2000
Samuel Barker Lecture Series University of Alabama, Birmingham 1999
An Artist's Peek at Deep Time; What is a Landscape, Anyway? Casenovia College, Casenovia, NY 1999 Visiting Artist Series Syracuse University 1999
Rock, Scissors, Paper, and Wood Grizedale Society, Cumbria, UK 1998
Visiting Artist Series Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 1998
Close Encounters With the Arts, Visiting Artist Series Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo 1997
Guest Artist Langlands Kuntsthojskole, Bagentop, Denmark 1997
Emory University, Atlanta 1997 Visiting Artist Series State University of California, Bakersfield 1997
Visiting Artist Series Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 1994
Barrett House Galleries Poughkeepsie, NY 1993
State University of New York, New Paltz 1992
RSVP Lecture Series Bechtler Gallery Charlotte, NC 1992
Arts Festival of Atlanta Atlanta, GA 1991

Swain School Allentown, PA 2012
Western Carolina University Visiting Artist 2010
Appalachian State University 2009 - in residence
Minneapolis College of Art and Design 2009 workshop
Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO 2006
Western Carolina Universtiy, Cullowee visiting artist 2002
Wampler Visiting Professorship in Art James Madison University 2001
Nizhny Center for Contemporary Art, Nizhny-Novgorod Russia workshop 2000
Zverev Center for Contemporary Art Moscow, Russian Federation 2000 Collaborative sculpture project with students from the Moscow Center for Contemporary Art Studies
Appalachian State University 1998 visiting artist
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 1997 visiting artist
State University of California, Bakersfield 1997 visiting artist
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 1994 visiting artist
Drew University 1979 taught sculpture and drawing

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Director Statement

This is a movie made from a photograph, which was photoshopped from 169 individual photographs of 169 individual pieces. It is not a movie OF a photograph. I do not believe anyone else is doing anything quite like this.