NEW DATE! MEET PATRICIA MIRANDA MONDAY, MARCH 30 6:00 AT THE WILTON LIBRARY
My work utilizes natural materials to reveal connections between art, science, history, and culture. I employ a process-oriented mix of making and collaborating.
This residency will incorporate Weir Farm as content in my work, The Witness Project, an installation using natural materials as a lens to uncover larger narratives. I will investigate plants, minerals, and oak wasp nests to be made into dyes and pigments on site. These will be used in research-based drawings and maps on handmade paper inspired by the specific locality, connecting place, history, and material. I will also experiment with time-lapse videos of local plants. all residency processes will be documented on my website, blog, and catalog.
Alongside displays of the evolving drawings, videos, and color-making, my Open Studio will include the hands-on interactions with visitors who engage as observer, maker, and participant by creating color from stones, bugs, and flowers.
Raw materials bear witness and participate in history, containing narratives of culture, conquest, and human and environmental devastation. In an increasingly mediated world, the act of transforming raw material into finished artwork links minute ecosystems to global macro ones. I seek to articulate how humans are not separate from nature or history, but embedded within them.
~ Patricia Miranda
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PATRICIA MIRANDA MARCH 30 TATANA KELLNER APRIL 20 SUSAN McCASLIN MAY 18 RACHEL SANDERS JUNE 22 CUYLER REMICK JULY 20 MEREDITH MILLER AUGUST 17 JOELLYN DUESBERRY SEPTEMBER 21 JODI COLELLA OCTOBER 26
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