Earth Day Projects!
WORD artists Bill Schuck and Kathryn Frund will be at HVCCA from 2 to 4 pm to host Earth Day workshops, good for all ages!
Bill Schuck will reference his piece, “sometimes,” by incorporating seeds and seedlings into clay.
Growth, entropy and renewal are the primary forces at work in Bill Schuck’s installations. Schuck’s work explores the intersection of human plan and natural order. Through the mingling of these two systems he investigates the forces of growth, decay and regeneration and consider the world of flux and unpredictability in which we live. These pieces, which he has installed in multiple exhibitions, live on the minerals embedded in the plaster walls holding them. Using an automated watering system and supplemental lights, the grass seedlings live for many months. Started as germinating seeds, the text emerges as the young plants grow. As the grass matures it stretches and reaches for the lights above it. When the exhibition ends it is preserved dry, a stilled memory of its living past.
Kathryn Frund will reference her installation, “One Word,” with a workshop that focuses on the re-purposing of materials otherwise discarded as trash!
“One Word” uses repurposed plexiglass signage. The letters were collected over a 9 month period from discarded commercial signage from a local company in New Haven, CT. Although the final composition appears to be one continuous word, in reality, it is made from 6 distinct signs. This installation explores the continuous flow of waste material throughout our culture. The work invites the viewers to participate in entering a relationship by wearing a bit of plastic. It also asks the viewer to be a kinetic and conscious participant. How far does the plastic travel, and where will it ultimately be discarded? “One Word” also plays with the idea of art’s physical and limited dimensions.