Tag Archive: traditional technology

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…

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Contours of History: 2005

The contours of history were traced by me, in the history of art, with a pencil. The dates are those of the dead artist. Many of these are studies from life (drawn while… Continue reading

E.A.M. VII

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

Kitkooli-1998-First Nation’s Outdoor Classroom-Double Iron Farm-Salmon Arm, BC

Glen Jollymore and John Sayers facilitated the building of these traditional structures, integrated with teachings and tasks associated with creating this First Nation’s 12 outdoor classroom-integrating place based learning, an interpretive center into the… Continue reading

environmental arts mentoring

three people, one of which is 11 years old, draw studies of plants every week in order to learn about environmental arts. can u guess which one was done by the 11 year… Continue reading

sandarchy

A story from the corner store…all the way into a Mongolian sand storm. At the platform created for passengers to wait and be picked up by buses, they have no bathrooms. Not anywhere… Continue reading

Winter Solstice Basketry

Grown on the site of Evergreen Brickworks since its opening in 2010 from plants which regenerate annually and are cut late in the spring. the red osier dogwood is an important food source… Continue reading

helping kids fence their own school?

Wind Birds: part of a true tail of wind turbines, hitch-hikers, and how they effect the local birds of central France.

These paintings were made both as emblems for the 30 day journey spanning the northern half of France and into Holland back in 2007, and as sweetener to the deal proposed to those… Continue reading

ingrained: tracking the grain of plywood with ink.

“In the pine top of my work table, the dark knots re boulders standing up in the river of grain, sending eddies and ripples spinning downstream, delivering the driftwood thought of a new… Continue reading