Walks in the Wild Box
The two-day workshop recently taught by Kumi Korf of Ithaca, NY at the Durango Arts Center was quite fascinating. Kumi has invented an architectural structure that is inventive and open to numerous interpretations. Participants came up with lots of interesting uses for the structure.
I used topo maps and journal text from my forest hike book "Walks in the Wild", created in the nineties. It was interesting to revisit text selections and bring another perspective to the theme by using Kumi's box form with its unfolded stages and spaces."Stage" objects included lichen ball, wasp nest fragment, sumi-dyed roots and animal skull, and small books of photographed root forms.