Browsing All posts tagged under »Environmental art«

Clearly cold

February 5, 2012


Katherine writes: Woke up to a skim of ice on the lake this morning—which by now is yesterday morning, as I am behind on pretty much everything. You will notice that there are no fishing shanties at all. There has been no Daugherty Johnson snow sculpture this winter either. Unsettling, that's what it is.

Seeing the forest in the trees

May 29, 2011


Last Wednesday was drizzly, but an intrepid group from the Environmental Art Class set out for Library Hill armed with three bags of cherry pits and a lot of determination.

Island House

May 25, 2011


Sooner or later everyone takes a picture of this bridge. It’s perhaps the single most recognizable emblem of Elk Rapids. Katherine and I were documenting the recycled art projects on display last week, so she took a picture of Dorothy in her ruby slippers and I took a picture of both of ’em. Cross the […]

Raining frogs and flowers

May 12, 2011


You cannot predict what the Environmental Art Class will get up to. Yesterday the plan was to try a couple of experiments at Memorial Park: a design project around the big willow and a color drop from the bridge. A little digression into frog study and then back to the studio, where gathering around the […]

What would Andy Goldsworthy do?

May 5, 2011


If we commissioned Andy Goldsworthy to come to Elk Rapids Michigan to do an installation, I wonder what he’d create? I’ll probably never know, but meanwhile, here’s what the Environmental Art Class, inspired by Goldsworthy, did yesterday on the shore of Grand Traverse Bay. They’re still exploring, still learning. They have three weeks left, and […]

Mind-dumping beach bums

April 28, 2011


I'm not going to tell you too much because I want you to see it unfold in all its glorious mystery and chaos, and because I want you to be surprised when it's all done.