Category Archive: environmental art

meet the underFOOTs

The Underfoots are a collection of creatures from various places around the world. They are all manifestations of the overlooked, mossy intricate worlds underfoot.

It takes a child to teach us how to build a village.

how kids can dig into the way we think about our material environment, and then how we build our living spaces together.

A Village of a Thousand Frozen Bricks – Part I

Winter has gone, and its spring. time to forget everything about the -20 cold snap and move on to planting gardens…..though i’d like to take a moment to look back to what we… Continue reading

fencing with teenagers

wheel of the year: traditional british woodland work

 this image and curriculum is from Ruskin Mill Educational Trust in Gloucestershire, UK. see: Ruskin MIll Trust see also these amazing folks:

Furtle: the fiery fertile [bread oven] turtle (2008)

myself and shannon crossman facilitated the design and build with Sue Cohen and Kerry from SKETCH, an arts resource space in toronto. The oven is made of refractory cement, a insulation layer of slip-straw and finished with cob. the cart was assembled with found/upcycled materials.

Since, the bread oven and cart were forcibly dismantled. one day an intern filled the oven full of wood…

Barrel of Bees


Environmental Arts Mentoring Seven:   This week began with quick warm up portraits, followed by a wander into an odd landscape in which we built a fort. full of rabbits, this little hillock… Continue reading


environmental arts mentoring no.6 this week was more focussed on the signs of spring, rabbit browse and a kill site we investigated. that may sound strange, though it was amazing to see the… Continue reading

signs of spring…

Who’s that hiding down under the snow, but still green?!? look closely…