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It was great to have the help of students at Laney College, Oakland, CA, to make paper for my eco art installation at the 2016 Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, CA, at the Marin Center Oct. 20-23. My art installation is part of the WEAD exhibition (www.weadartists.org) at this environmental art conference.


On Tuesday Oct. 11, the students in the Laney College Eco-Art Matters class made many sheets of blue handmade paper using pulp from old blue jeans. The blue pulp also has seeds for blue wildflowers in it, and the students will shape the blue seeded paper into hundreds of water drops to install on a wall at the Bioneers environmental conference. Thanks to the class instructors Andree Thompson and Sharon Siskin and to all the students who helped with this installation.

My installation is called “Every Drop Counts” and aims to raise awareness about the importance of conserving water.  Visitors at the conference will be invited to take a drop from the installation and make a pledge to conserve water.
Here are some photos taken by my husband Timothy S. Allen at Laney College on Tuesday October 11 during the papermaking activity.

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You can see more photos of the papermaking activity at Laney College on the Facebook page for the Eco Art Matters class: https://www.facebook.com/EcoArtMatters/photos/np.1476320268070018.661280169/1238247529559234/?type=3&theater
Check back here later for photos of my “Every Drop Counts” installation at the Marin Center, San Rafael, CA, during the 2016 Bioneers conference Oct. 20-23, 2016.