Botanical Dwellilngs, Art on the Atlanta Beltline 2014

botanical dwellings mid day

Botanical Dwellings as part of the Art on the Atlanta Beltline 2014, is in its installation site in Reynoldstown through November 14, 2014. Art on the Atlanta Beltline is Atlanta’s largest temporary, public art exhibition. My collaborator and I received a public art grant in order to fabricate and install our first public artwork, Botanical Dwellings.

The project displays silkscreened imagery of native and rare flora on two canopy-like structures. The silkscreened fabric panels were created from original cyanotype contact prints and were cut into linear strips of fabric and fixed to a grid on a steel armature. Each blue and white panel flows with the wind and mimics the movement of tall grasses that surround our installation site on the Beltline.

Botanical Dwellings seeks to educate visitors of Atlanta Beltline on the importance preservation and conservation by showcasing the area’s native and rare flora.

Spit bite on copper plates

Adding some additional spit bite to plates 1 and 2 for joint publishing with straw hat press. This whole process is so meditative and about the process. I compare it to zen meditation and ancient Asian processes such as calligraphy

Etching copper plates with soft ground

Adding a soft ground to these two plates to serve as the background for plates 1 and 2 with straw hat press and rosembarron

Drawings and Plate one for the joint publishing etching project with Straw Hat Press

Preliminary Drawings

Preliminary Drawings

etching plate 1

From my mapping painting series

I was told by Ben Prisk my mapping series reminded him  of this for some reason: I like that