Posts Tagged ‘environmental art’

You are the Tree

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

We are excited to share our current project with you!

Join us in downtown Redwood City during one of our five public interaction events, or let us know a time that works better for you.

For this commission, we created a 400 year old, Coast Redwood Tree stump by making paper pulp from locally sourced, Redwood City, craft industry byproducts such as: spent beer grain, eggshells, fabric scraps, flower parts and hair. There are 25 unique bark sections which are tagged with legacy tree markers to identify both contributors and byproduct materials. Each section celebrates local labor and honors people who make things with their hands. 

preneo.org/youarethetree

Exhibition: February 1 – March 8
Outdoor viewing is available 24/7

Artists’ Interaction Dates:
Kent & Nanette will be in the Art Kiosk:
• Tuesday, February 11, 1 – 3pm
• Wednesday, February 19, 2 – 4pm
• Thursday, February 27, 3 – 5pm
• Friday, March 6, 4 – 6pm
• Saturday, March 7, 10 – 12pm
and by appointment

Art Kiosk
Courthouse Square
2208 Broadway
Redwood City, California

You are the Tree was commissioned by Fung Collaborative Projects in collaboration with Redwood City Improvement Association for the Redwood City Art Kiosk in 2020.

Whirligig Interview with Judith Selby Lang

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

Winter nears and as we have just been informed by artist/archaeologist, Judith Selby Lang, this is the optimal time to discover choice pieces of plastic on the beach.

Like Diamonds, Plastic is Forever; Wearable art made from beach plastic by Judith Selby Lang.
Like Diamonds, Plastic is Forever
Wearable art made from beach plastic by Judith Selby Lang.

Lang’s work includes artist’s books, mixed media objects, and a wide range of projects using plastic debris collected from 1000 yards of one beach on the Northern California coast. With a barn full of beach plastic—washed, sorted and boxed—collected over the years, Lang has an immense body of work, both independent and collaborative, which reflects our times while engaging viewers from all walks of life in conversations regarding possibilities for improving our environment.

For inspiration on scoring your own treasure trove of the best of the chunky stuff you can read her Whirligig Interview here: whirligig.hungerbutton.org