‘Habitat’ is a site-specific installation created during my residency at Denniston Hill in July 2010. It is a sculptural response to and within a location on site at Denniston Hill. The response reverberates within the location rather than adding to it, working, hence, from visual impulses that are found on site and triggering a ‘conversational’ momentum between these impulses and the sculptural work. The cocoon-shaped work will be installed in 2011 in a tree in the Denniston Hill forest and visitors will be able to enter it. Its form and shiny materiality resonate with the cocoon-shaped spider nets that are found in the Catskills’ forests. As the tree grows within the remains of a former animal shelter, the concept of 'habitat', as a sculpture to climb into and to reside within, recalls the history of this space as shelter.