nARTure Tuesday: #makeyourfriends Plant Portrait

It’s ๐—ป๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† with Josephine Sculpture Park! This week, we got inspired by our friends atย Yew Dell Botanical Gardensย to #makeyourfriends with PLANTS!ย Melanie VanHoutenย (JSP Founding Director) made a plant portrait ofย Jeri Howellย (JSP Program Director). Letโ€™s make this fun nART viral!
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๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿญ: Pick a friend, and pick your plants! Think about the lines, colors, shapes, and textures you may want to use to make a plant portrait of your friend. You may want to use a photo of them for reference.

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿฎ: Create your portrait with plants on a sticky surface – you can use clear packing tape or clear adhesive shelf liner.

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿฏ: Lock your plant portrait into place by covering the area with clear packing tape or clear adhesive liner.

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿฐ: Tag your friend in their plant portrait with #makeyourfriends and challenge that friend to make a plant portrait of someone else!


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Sculpture Saturday: GRAPHOLOGYHENGE by Peyton Scott Russell

This week during ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฝ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, Riley Fichter (Park Manager & Artist in Residence) explores COLOR – one of seven elements of design – in Peyton Scott Russell’s sculpture, ๐™‚๐™๐˜ผ๐™‹๐™ƒ๐™Š๐™‡๐™Š๐™‚๐™”๐™ƒ๐™€๐™‰๐™‚๐™€.

Peyton Scott Russell was a JSP Artist In Residence during summer 2019. Watch Peyton’s sculpture come to life in this great video Max Good.

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nARTure Tuesday: Soil Paint

It’s ๐—ป๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† with Josephine Sculpture Park! This week, embrace the spring rain and make soil paint! Soil is a beautiful and accessible medium. We use soil pigments to make bricks and pottery, and artists like Yusuke Asai use soil to paint detailed murals around the world! Soil is also one of our most important natural resources and deserves our love and attention.

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๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿญ: Collect soil samples (about 2 spoonfuls) from different places and store each sample in a small cup. How does it smell? How does it feel? You may find a variety of soil colors: Soils with high amounts of organic matter are darker, even black. Soils with high amounts of lime are white. Red or orange soils have lots of iron, such as clay. Soils with a green tint have higher amounts of copper. Yellow soils usually come from sandstone.

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿฎ: Add water little by little to your soil samples and mix to change the shade and texture. (You can add a drop of food coloring, too!)

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿฏ: Paint! Fingers, paint brushes, sponges, grass, q-tips and more are fun to experiment with.

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿฐ: As your painting dries, notice how the color and texture may change. Enjoy the artwork you and the Earth created!

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿฑ: Return the soil back to the ground, or let it dry and save for a future soil painting project.

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Explore more about soil composition with this simple family-friendly activity from Project Learning Tree: Soil Shake.

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Sculpture Saturday: The Spirit’s Work is Shared Lifting by Sherwin Rio

This week during Sculpture Saturday, Riley Fichter (Park Manager & Artist in Residence) explores FORM – one of seven elements of design – in Sherwin Rio’s sculpture, The Spirit’s Work is Shared Lifting.

SCRIPT (We apologize for the low audio quality. We are learning as we go, and will work to fix this!We hope this text will aid in your understanding of the video.)

“Hello! Welcome to Sculpture Saturday! My name is Riley Fichter, and Iโ€™m the Park manager here at Josephine Sculpture Park. Over the course of these videos, weโ€™ve been exploring the different elements of design. Todayโ€™s element is form. A form is any three-dimensional objects or an artistsโ€™ arrangement and composition of the different elements. For todayโ€™s piece, weโ€™ll be exploring Sherwin Rioโ€™s The Spiritโ€™s Work is Shared Lifting. Letโ€™s go check it out!

In Sherwinโ€™s words: This work positions the Philipinx bayanihan, a walking home relocation method that involves group-carrying a house structure across many shoulders. As an aspirational metaphor for the continual local community dialogue and work being done in Frankfort and the surrounding areas to address white supremacist nationalism in the Central Southeastern United States. The locally sourced limestone base is left in transition. Its form beckoning a viewer to imagine a more inclusive, dignified, and reciprocating future atop it.โ€

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You can learn more about Sherwin’s process and installation from the video below, produced during his residency at JSP in summer 2019.

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nARTure Tuesday – Hammered Plant Prints

It’s ๐—ป๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† with Josephine Sculpture Park! While our in-person programming is temporarily suspended, every Tuesday by noon, JSP Program Director Jeri Howell will feature a simple nature-based art or nature connection activity that you can do with supplies likely already at home or in a nearby outdoor area.

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This week, make your own Hammered Plant Print on a light-colored t-shirt or other fabric! This is a fantastic activity to explore color and plant pigment. Objects absorb some colors and reflect others. The colors reflected back to our eyes is what we see. For example, many plants look green because of a natural pigment called chlorophyll, which absorbs red, blue, and other wavelengths of light, and reflects the green back to our eyes. (Plants use chlorophyll to capture sunlight for photosynthesis!) Fiber artists use plant pigments to naturally dye their artwork. So can you!

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿญ: Gather your light-colored fabric or shirt and colorful natural items.

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿฎ: Place scrap paper under/between fabric. Arrange natural objects on fabric.

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿฏ: Place scrap paper over the natural objects & hammer! The plant pigments dye your fabric.

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿฐ: Peel off the natural objects. Enjoy your Hammered Plant Print!

 

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