Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Thatch Grass Weavings and Painted Bamboo Installation

Terry Smith, a staff member donated thatch grass from his garden. He also bought in indigenous artifacts, from South African, and his native American collection. He was in Peace Corp, and traveled to various countries in Africa.


 We stripped the canes and gesso them white, so that the students from TLC could paint them with primary colors.


The thatch grass was tied onto the fence that separates the school garden from the 40 arches of corn stalks that surround the school and the neighboring community.


 


Poles were repurposed and hung from the trees, like the pods, this was the coldest day of the year, below -2 wind chill, but we installed the art projects to bring art into the sacred space.

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