Local sculptor and painter Glenn Terry has a goal to paint 100-1000 images of Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve in 2012-2013. A long-time resident of the area, Terry has spent many hours hiking the fields, forests and wetlands of the Reserve, and finds inspiration in the small and ordinary. “I’m not so interested in painting the ‘Top 10 Places’ at Cedar Creek – for me, it’s the beauty of tree bark, the arrangement of mushrooms on the forest floor, or the vista from a hill that moves me.” With a studio literally walking distance from Cedar Creek’s border, it is also a labor of love. “Even 1000 paintings would not provide the complete portrait of the variety in form, color, light, and seasonal change in the abundant life nature joyfully expresses in this area!” Glenn’s work is part of the 2013 LTER art show at the National Science Foundation. His piece, entitled Pathways: Stability Amid Change, uses six paintings to compare the creek, a natural pathway, and human-made dirt trails through an ecological lens.
Xavier Cortada’s Wind Words Water (from a 2012 participatory art project honoring Hubbard Brook Science) has been accepted at The National Weather Center Biennale. This is an international juried exhibition presenting: Art’s Window on the Impact of Weather on the Human Experience.
For more on “Wind Words” go to: http://www.ecologicalreflections.com/?page_id=560.
Xavier’s piece and a discussion of Wind Words and Hubbard Brook will be on exhibit at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma from April 19 to June 14. You can find out more at: http://cortada.com/events/
Xavier Cortada (with the participation of Lindsey E. Rustad, Ph.D., Team Leader and Forest Ecologist, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest), “WIND WORDS: WATER,” digital art, 2012
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- Ecological Reflections Art Exhibit at LTER “Mini-Symposium”
- The “Poetic Inventory” continues at Rocky Mountain N.P.
- Ecological Reflections Activities at the upcoming LTER All Scientist Meeting 2012
- Ecological Reflections Activities at ESA 2012 Annual Meeting in Portland, OR
- “A Poetic Inventory of Saguaro National Park”
- “Ecological Reflections” at The Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill
- Ecological Reflections art exhibit at National Science Foundation
- Santa Barbara Coastal LTER’s “Site Profile” has been posted