Boston Harbor Islands National Park, Boston Harbor Now, eco-art, endangered birds, environmental art, hand papermaking, handmade paper art, installation art,, invasive plants, Peddock's Island, sculpture, water birds
I am back in Santa Rosa, California now after almost two months on the East Coast. It was great to see things in Boston and New York City, but also nice to be back in California. I wanted to share some additional photos of my handmade paper artwork installed in Boston. Please see my previous posts for more about the process and how this artwork was created on Peddock’s Island, Boston Harbor Islands National Park.
During my August 17 – 25, 2016, Artist in Residency Project at Boston Harbor Islands National Park, Peddock’s Island, I created a handmade paper artwork that is now installed at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on Long Wharf. Jane created this artwork “For the Birds of Peddock’s Island” with handmade paper from invasive plants on Peddock’s Island (Common reed, Oriental Bittersweet Vine and Japanese Honeysuckle Vine). The handmade paper birds in this artwork were created by many public participants during a weekend workshop on Peddock’s Island. The birds in the artwork represent 6 endangered species of water birds on Peddock’s Island (Lesser Tern, Double-crested Cormorant, American Oystercatcher, Great Egret, Spotted Sandpiper and Black-crowned Night Heron). This artwork will remain on view at the Islands Welcome Center, and it can be seen up close when the Center is open during the day and at night through the large lighted glass window. Thanks again to the wonderful volunteers who helped with the papermaking on Peddock’s Island and to the many visitors who came to participate in the public activities and contributed their handmade paper birds to this installation artwork for the Boston Harbor Now Foundation and the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park.
These photos are by my husband Timothy S. Allen (allentimphotos2.wordpress.com).