See nature through a new lens and reconnect with your inner child by exploring the newest installation along Kingsley Trail in Little Bennett Regional Park.
Artist Inga Adda draws you to Little Bennett Regional Park with her new installation along Kingsley Trail. Composed of several new signs, the installation encourages hikers to slow down and connect with the natural elements surrounding the trail through play, observation, and appreciation.
The appropriately titled installation Walk This Way invites participants to further explore Kingsley Trail by igniting their imagination and encouraging them to think outside the box. Each sign along the trail has been meticulously placed to coincide with its surrounding elements, like the towering trees that lend shade and the creek that flows alongside the trail.
The signs inspire hikers to stop and be one with nature and examine the way humans move through space. Whether it’s contemplating a tree’s secrets or feeling the ground beneath their feet, the installation forces participants to be in the present by becoming the performer.
You will find your inner childhood imagination returning as you walk further along the trail and allow the installation’s personification of nature to guide not only your hike but your inner thoughts as well.
The Kingsley Trail is just under 1 mile and is a wide, flat trail made of compressed gravel. Keep an eye out for the introduction sign pictured on this page to direct you to the start of the installation. The installation ends at the lawn that is home to the historic Kingsley Schoolhouse. Make sure to venture over the bridge to check it out! Parking is available on-site in the Kingsley Trailhead parking lot. Check out the installation photo album!
Take a break from your week and stop by this unique installation at Kingsley Trail at Little Bennett Regional Park for a fun and meditative experience!
About the Artist
Inga Adda is a multimedia artist from Rockville, Maryland, with an emphasis on materiality and experimentation. She received her BFA in Fiber from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2020. Her work often includes fiber, photography and installation to explore identity and the body in relation to landscape. Adda is currently a Curatorial Intern at both the George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. as well as a Communications and Special Events Intern at the James Renwick Alliance for Craft. She is a member of the artist collective, Cultivate