This is just what it sounds like–almost random bits and pieces related to the Environmental Art Class that Lindy Bishop is teaching in Elk Rapids. I’m stowing things here as I come to them. Eventually I’ll figure out how they fit into what I’m learning. I think it’s like the scraps in my writing mulch pile, but this one has photos and chestnut burrs in it.
TLV posts about the Environmental Art class
- First class–exploratory stage, with Katherine’s slideshow
- More photos from the first class
- Lindy Bishop’s photos—Dam Beach/upper harbor
- Second class—Mind-dumping beach bums
- Third class—What would Andy Goldsworthy do?
- Shadows – Katherine Berst’s take on Week 3
- Sketches for the proposed Library Hill installation
- Fourth class—Raining frogs and flowers
- Fifth class–um, I believe the Cowboy ate my homework
- Sixth class—Seeing the forest in the trees (two slideshows feature the final installations)
Katherine has been going to the class too, and talking about it with her has been one of the best parts of the process. She sent these postcards, made while she was on vacation in the other Bay Area.
A curated list of blogs and websites worth exploring
- An Australian blog, Art in Geelong, with its special focus on aboriginal art
- The website for Danish landscape sculptor Jørn Rønnav
- The Artist at Exit 0, who writes, After exploring the area and collecting materials, I soon had another temporary studio going . . . . How could I resist going along for the ride?
- Ken Scott’s extraordinary imagination on display on Flickr’s Hive Mind
- Papermaking and Book Arts specialist Melissa Jay Craig, who wrote a post from Penland that I happen to like very much.
Stuff I’m assembling
- Chestnut burrs
- Petoskey stones
- Pine needles
- Shelf fungi
- Ellsworth shale
- Cherry pits
- Maple sap