Sculpture: Out There – Connection with Place
Through a series of individual and collaborative sculptural installations which include collection, ritual immersion, and written processing, you will rediscover your connection with the natural world, a connection that is even more vital in these fractured times.
To initiate this connection, you will create a personal shrine of collected natural objects and personal artifacts. This shrine becomes a focus and retreat for you throughout the week as you learn about the flora and fauna of the area, create a floating sculpture for Strawberry Creek, build a retreat hut (if you wish), and culminate with a collective outdoor installation based on the mandala form which is found in many cultures. In this and the other exercises we will nurture community and self-awareness as we record and share our insights, creating a vital connection between art and life.
David Reid-Marr graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MFA in painting and sculpture. During that time he worked with the land artist Richard Long. He has an abiding interest in the connection between art, the natural world and conservation, and has led many workshops where these issues are explored.
Age: Adults (19 years and above)
June 14-18, 2021
Skill Level: All levels
Enrollment is limited to 6 students. (Capacity may increase to 8 pending changes in Health Guidelines from the CDC and local authorities.)