Posts tagged Spirit of Place
The Spirit of Powderhorn

This project grew out of attempts to get ordinary passers-by to draw something small at an art fair. Turns out that being put on the spot to draw is really intimidating for the average person, but that arranging magnetic shapes on a board is much more accessible. The idea is to ground yourself in body and place - ideally a natural setting. While immersed in sensory information provided by this place and its inhabitants, create a pattern from life using combinations of point, line and arc (the building blocks of all pattern language). My first experiment with magnets used a black background, but because the idea is to engage with the spirit of place, it became obvious that a better ground would be reflective of the natural setting at hand, hence the map of Powderhorn Park, what I like to call the ‘jewel of our neighborhood’.

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