Join us for her presentation at the Wilton Library
Monday, April 21 at 6:00.
Layla Luna's Residency Proposal:
The Specimen Experiment
I make drawings and paintings that explore our relationship with nature. If selected for a residency award at Weir Farm Art Center, I would continue to work on my current project, The Specimen Experiment, which addresses habitat conservation and the direct impact we have on nature. The Specimen Experiment goes beyond simply the completed paintings and drawings that hang on the wall, it is the experience of time, location, and action within an environment while creating these finished pieces that make up the body of work. It includes the photographs taken when I spy the delicate intersection of the outdoors meeting the indoors, be it on a nature trail or a city sidewalk. It includes jars filled with acorns, feathers, etc. collected from specific locations, library visits, and sketches done in the field. Each city or site provides its own direction. Being from the Southwest, I want to see and experience Connecticutʼs indigenous flora and fauna and Wiltonʼs exclusive environmental concerns and make work driven by these discoveries. What would it look like? How would the community inspire the work? I would spend my time at Weir Farm answering these two questions.
Markus Baenziger Lilian Cooper Masha Ryskin Anneliese Vobis Caroline Leah Daniel van Benthuysen Michele Schuff Julie Anne Mann
Next Deadline for residency applications is July 15. For more information,click here.
Weir Farm Art Center 735 Nod Hill Road Wilton, CT 06897