Ping-Pong ball   PINE 
2007 -2009
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Temporary Public Commission
Workingman Collective: Tom Ashcraft and Peter Winant

Site: 18’ w x 30’ l
Southern yellow pine, ping-pong balls and paddles

Our research involved social diagramming, park settings, local vernacular architecture, and historic bridge truss design, which were incorporated into project concept/design. With the assistance of students from James Madison University, we built a regulation sized ping-pong table with bench seating surround area measuring 30’ x 18’ and constructed completely from local southern yellow pine.

The PINE project site became a lively impromptu teaching and social space.  After two years the PINE was dismantled and chipped into mulch for the grounds of the University.