OUT INTO THE FIELD
Land Arts of the American West provides a unique opportunity for participating artists to experience the Southwestern bioregion, environment, and communities through one-on-one experiential processes while working individually and collaboratively on creative embodied projects, research, and artistic experiments. In 2018, artists engaged in a wide variety of topics through interdisciplinary creative approaches. These included: rights of nature, more-than-human kinship, eco-critical creativity, sustainability/bioremediation, life cycles, nature + poetry, and environmental justice. The following images are in-process documents from these Field Investigations, ensuing creative research, and finished projects.
Participating Student Artists:
nicholas b. jacobsen
Partners and Collaborators:
Borderlands Restoration Network
LAAW student nicholas b jacobsen performs a guided meditation with Blaise Koller and Brionna Garcia, Muley Point, Utah
A latex mold of aspen tree bark, Erin Gould
Plant materials gathered and processed for making paper, Xena Gurule
A work in progress by nicholas b. jacobsen
Gradiations of a day at Muley Point, in watercolor by Brionna Garcia
A collaborative assembly created by Erin Gould and Rowan Willow in the RioGrande headwaters
nicholas b. jacobsen, cloth and wind
Blaise Koller processing clay found in the Rio Grande Headwaters
LAAW student Jessica Zeglin records the cliff’s edge atmospheres of Muley Point, Utah.
An evening projection by Rowan Willow
Xena Gurule, Rio Grande Headwaters, Colorado
Assemblage and photograph, Rowan Willow
Found clay transformed into a small vessel, Xena Gurule
Jessica Zeglin records riverflow.