THE INVASIVE PLANT HARVEST
Removing exotic invasive vegetation from parks and private lands helps restore native plant and animal communities.
Harvesting alien weeds yields an abundance of material, which is processed into fuel, chemicals, pigments, lumber, paper fibers and cordage — all of which are reformed into a visual gesture that refers to its material source.
The practice harnesses the inherent wealth of unwanted plants, with the aim of troublesome vegetation sustainably funding its own removal.
Sept. 12–Oct. 14
An exhibit highlighting and focusing on employing fiber to delineate deep involvement in a wide range of subject matter. Using inventive materials and highly skilled methods, the artworks in this exhibit address environmental and social activism, encounters in daily life, and also the fragile aspect of human experience.
SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
Is that plant reaching for my throat? Or figment(s) of imagination, by Brandel France de Bravo, The Chattahoochee Review,
Bounty, by Aimee Lee, It's my party, October, 2015
Invasive Ink and Canvas, Nature Conservancy Magazine (print), June-July, 2015
Environmental artist, activism protect nature, by Mary Sebold, Bamboo Pen, 2015
The Alien Aesthetic, Conservation Magazine, University of Washington, Winter 2014
Turning invasive exotic plants into art, by Allison Gillespie, Where You Are Planted, 2013
Index160916Pigments from Multiflora Rose, Irish Ivy, Amur Honeysuckle, Leatherleaf Mahonia and weed soot printed onto White Mulberry paper from a Norway Maple block.Image 8" x 8"
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