JAZZ IN THE GARDEN SEPTEMBER 7 The Brubeck Institute Alumni Quintet MORE INFO COMING SOON!
THE BRUBECK INSTITUTE ALUMNI QUINTET
OUR CURRENT RESIDENT ARTIST IS LEAH CAROLINE. SEE HER AT THE WILTON LIBRARY MONDAY, JULY 21 AT 6:00.
Leah Caroline Working
WORK PLAN I intend to incorporate my cyanotype scrolls into installations of wunderkammern, cabinets of curiosities. The scrolls--which is part of my body of work “I have come to my garden”--relate to my nature writing, and Song of Songs. The cyanotype process, an early photographic printing process, is related to nature. I want to honor this relationship in an installation with the photographs of natural forms, actual plants, and taxidermy that I used to make the cyanotypes. I began to experiment with creating wunderkammern at the City Wide Open Studios in New Haven. I will enrich my source materials with regular trips into nature, where I will photograph, sketch, write, and collect. The installation may include: 1) Tekhelet, which is an ancient blue dye--from the murex snail--mentioned in the Bible. It has some similarities with cyanotype, and I want to research how to make the dye and to use it in a similar way to how I use cyanotype. 2) Living plant material: I have briefly experimented with it with time-based sculptures, as well as the "aloe box" (see image). I want to experiment with them in a way that works well with the cyanotype scrolls and wunderkammern.
AUGUST 25 - Daniel van Benthuysen SEPTEMBER 22 - Michele Schuff OCTOBER 20 - Julie Anne Mann
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