"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Posts tagged ‘environmental writing’

Daily Prompt Love <3 Dreams & Wolves

17 February 2019

A recurring dream returned last night, one where an old wolf, his amber eyes glowing, appears in my bedroom. He circles the room a few times, then climbs up on the end of my bed, curls up and goes to sleep. 

Make art about a recurring dream, or wolves. 

wolf recurring dream

Daily Prompt Love <3 Begins With Rain

16 February 2019

“I think to Earth
it looks like the first first rain, the water
of the beginning”- Jeffrey Bean 

Make art about what begins with rain, or that begins with rain, or about the first first rain.’

man in the rain 

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Lost in the Branches

15 February 2019

Woke this morning to the heartbreaking sound of chainsaws, taking down several large oaks at the little church across the street, trees that are easily hundreds of years old. The crash as they fell echoed all around us. 

Make art about what’s lost when we lose a tree, about what’s lost in those branches, or about the spirit of trees. 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Second Hand Beauty

9 February 2019

I love thrift and second hand stores. Not only does thrifting feel like a treasure hunt, but it’s good for the planet. After a rough couple of weeks, I rewarded myself by doing a little thrift shopping yesterday.

Make art about an unexpected thrift find, about second hand beauty. 

second hand mannequin

Monday Must Read! Walking Wildwood Trail by Amelia Williams

Amelia Williams is an artist/poet/activist from the Rockfish Valley area of Nelson County, Virginia, and author of Walking Wildwood Trail: Poems and Photographs.

Walking Wildwood Trail is more than just a beautiful books of poems. It is a brilliant artful act of protest against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Amelia is planting copyrighted art works with poems incorporated into them along the pending path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and copyrighting the entire installation.

When the proposed pipeline path was changed, another alarmed landowner contacted Amelia, and she started a second series of art installations. The newest project in Bath County consists of three parts in a large triangle, each separated by a thirty minute walk from the next, made of materials that include rocks, bone, copper pipe and jewelry parts. They represent the pipeline itself, the blast zone for construction, and the threatened homes.

Williams decided to begin this creative journey when she read about Canadian artist Peter von Tiesenhausen, who waylaid a mining company when he registered his 800 acres as intellectual property in the form of land art.

Now Amelia is teaching others how to do this, both the art and the copyright process, in an ongoing fight against the construction of this dangerous pipeline through farmlands, old growth woodlands, national forest, and near homes and schools.

Amelia’s artworks are designed with place in mind; the sixteen on the Wildwood Trail are in muted earth tones and made of biodegradable materials. They will not be permanent in the landscape. A GPS map and trail map allow people to track down each piece, often located off the ground in trees. Working with wool, recycled paper, wood, found materials and beeswax, both plain and colored, her work looks almost as if it has grown there.”

Read More About Amelia’s Art Activism Here

Buy Amelia’s Beautiful Book Here!

Proceeds donated to Wild Virginia for the battle against construction.

 

 

 

Sunday Call for Submissions Love: Oyster River Pages

Call for Submissions

Oyster River Pages

Issue 2

Their call: 

“Oyster River Pages is a literary and artistic collective seeking submissions of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and visual arts that stretch the boundaries both creatively and socially. We believe in the power of art to connect people to their own and others’ humanity. Because of this, we seek to feature artists whose voices have been historically decentered and marginalized—Female voices, Black and Brown voices, Queer voices, and others. If you have something to add to the conversation, we want to share it with the world in our second issue, due August 2018.”

Website: www.oysterriverpages.com

Complete Submission Details: https://www.oysterriverpages.com/submit/
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Daily Prompt Catch-Up! 4 New Prompts

19 January 2018

Make art inspired by this quote:

When you find yourself down in a hole, don’t scramble to get out. Stay there for a while and dig for something shiny.”-Betsy Cox

something shiny

20 January 2018

Make art about taking time and making space to listen to the Other.

Other

21 January 2018

Lots of conversation this weekend about faith.

If faith were fabric, the touch of it would feel like….

faith as fabric

22 January 2018

On January 31, we’ll all be treated to something even better—the first Super Blue Moon Eclipse in 150 years.

blue moon is when two full moons happen in the same month (or when four moons happen in one season, where there’d usually be just three and actually has nothing to do with the moon’s color. Lunar eclipses occur when the moon passes into Earth’s shadow, and supermoons occur when the full moon happens at the same time the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit. On Jan. 31,  all three of these celestial events will happen at the same time.

Read more about it HERE

Make art about a blue moon.

moon woman

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