AN ECO-ARTIST BECOMES HER LAST INSTALLATION
Artist Jackie Brookner was a pioneer in the Eco-art movement. All over the world her functioning bio-sculptures clean polluted water. When she died it was without question that she would be laid to rest with a green burial.
In Sleepy Hollow Cemetery her last site-specific installation was her own body wrapped in an organic cotton shroud, placed on a rustic board and lowered into the ground she loved so much. Her headstone, is today a simple flat rock engraved with her signature. —Photos by Paulette Pettorino