Excerpt from Jay Crews’ lightning video. Shot from the studio in the portable on Sunday May 29th, Gibraltar Point.
For Lightning Safety Tips See: http://www.lightningsafety.com/nlsi_pls/lst.html
Jenny Bull—an encyclopedia of information relating to flora, fauna and the island’s history took us on a lovely walk in the morning, Thursday May 26th. Her focus situated the island’s landscape in relation to its dynamic nature over space and time. As the fog cleared, the group returned for lunch, heads full with new vocabulary: Sea Rocket, Silver Weed, Cottonwood Poplar, Trembling Aspen, Lost Rivers, Switchgrass, Turkey Foot Grass (also known as Big Bluestern), Indian Grass, Wild Grapes, Everlasting Peas, White Pines, Horsetails, Sandbar Willow, Feather Moss, Fluff Fires, Tamarack Larch, Cracked Willow, Norway Maple, Dog Strangling Vine, Garlic Mustard and Hack Berry. Jenny co-authored the best seller “The ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario”.
Warren Hoselton— Certified Arborist and Supervisor of Toronto Island’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation took us on a guided bicycle tour. Here we are gathered around his favourite tree, the Eastern Cottonwood. Other tree sightings include: the European Popcorn Tree, the Tulip Tree, Black Walnut, the Tree of Heaven, the Kentucky Coffee Tree, Horse Chestnuts, the Tabletop Scotch Elm (a descendent from a singular mutant branch procured by the Earl of Camperdown’s head forester in Scotland, 1835), a stand of Secoya Trees, Linden Trees and a suite of Japanese Cherry Trees donated by the Japanese Consulate through the Sakura Project, as a symbol of friendship. The recently planted Cherry Trees will be inaugurated on June 11th as part of the annual Toronto Tree Festival. Photo collage by Lisa Binnie.
approaching from the bush
view from the beach. 2 o’clock.
Non- Retinal Sketch Bark Binder
Collect a series of like objects. Devise a system of organization.
woven horsetail structure
soak the horsetails in water for an hour or 2
cut plastic bags into 1” strips. Not them together. Make a ball
stitch together with soft cotton yarn. Carefully.
Paint on a re-cycled substrate surface
Paint the surface in colours that reflect plant life that surround you.
Guache on Charcoal
The Classic- Draw from Nature
Sticks and Stones paper, thread and ink.
ferns and stones paper, thread and ink
Make a present for a friend out of found objects.
A safe place -bark stones and bird nest
Collect and edit a short sound walk.
11 minute sound walk inscribed on a fungus.
The most sorid of all Havens- document something that is often ignored.
Random human patterns
cigarette burns and chair leg markings in the common room.
Collect an item found in abundance. Scatter or drop the object onto a surface. Record your results.
thrown pebble linocut on rice paper
tumblrbot asked: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INANIMATE OBJECT?
candy, lighters, black objects, gloves, robots