Friday, December 19, 2014

Ayatana Residency of Biophilia: An Intersection of Scientists and Artists in Wolfville, Halifax

At the very end of this summer, I had the pleasure of joining a group of artists and scientists for the Biophilia residency through the Ayatana Program, lead by Ayatana Director Alexis Williams.

I loved the chance to see Nova Scotia again, this time up close and personally with nature!

I found some pirate ship remnants on nearby shorelines.


We were a diverse group of artists from Montreal, Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Oregon USA, and worked with a marine biologist, an academic ecologist, and geological expert and more.

At the conclusion of the residency, each artist created an artist book inspired by their experiences. Mine is a photographic clock that captures fleeting objects - each only existing itself for a very short time-frame, representing each day I spent in Nova Scotia.

To read more about the ongoing Ayatana Residencies, visit:

And if you want to look through the entire library of artist books and accompanying catalogue, check out Alexis William's IndieGogo campaign at:

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