I'm concentrating the next couple of months on the upcoming Greater Yellowstone exhibition at Daly Projects in Jackson, Wyoming. The multi-disciplinary installation stems from my Teton ArtLab experience this past January. The work, ranging from silkscreen prints to landscape installations is based on research into cultural and environmental forces at play within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Place-based experience, secondary research and over 36 informational interviews enable me to reflect a range of attitudes, conditions, and practices found throughout the region’s cultural landscape. Exhibition runs from October 7 to October 31st at Daly Projects and beyond.
Due to the overwhelmingly positive response from gallery visitors, the greater Boston creative community, local press and Innovation and Design Building tenants alike, Trifecta Editions and the Innovation and Design Building have extended the Hibernaculum exhibition through the month of July. Gallery Hours for July are Tuesday through Thursday, 12-3PM or by appointment. Learn more about the Hibernaculum here.
My Hibernaculum opening reception is this Friday, June 5th, 4-9PM, at the Innovation and Design Building in Boston (21 Drydock Ave). I look forward to an engaging evening of sharing artwork with folks. Please visit Trifecta Editions Hibernaculum page for reception details and full list of exhibition programming throughout the month of June. Thanks to everyone for making the installation such a pride and joy, especially all my art and design collaborators and the all important sponsors: The Innovation and Design Building, Polar Seltzer, A Street Frames and Artist and Craftsman Supply.
For background information on this year-long project, click here.
Save the Date. Friday, June 5. Opening reception for Hibernaculum Exhibition at the Innovation and Design Building -- Over a year's worth of collaborative art & design work in 3,000SF of beautiful gallery space. Formal invitation to follow. #trifectares14 #hibernaculum #trifectaeditions #davidbuckleyborden #installation
I am delighted to give two talks in Savannah next week.
First talk, “A Guide to Designer Gone Rogue,” is on Wednesday, April 16 @ 12:00 pm at the Student Center, Savannah College of Art and Design. This presentation is geared towards enterprising creatives pursuing interests outside the track of conventional design profession. The content is focused on creative opportunities through the lens of case studies in independent practice.
Second talk, "Hybrid Vigor | Landscape x Design x Art" is on behalf the ASLA, GA Chapter, Savannah Division on Tuesday, April 15th @ 6:00 pm at S.P.A.C.E. Gallery Theater, 9 West Henry Street. This presentations is geared towards landscape architects/designers with a focus on arts and events in the service of ecological awareness and education.
Select field reports from Teton ArtLab work will be exhibited at Aviary Gallery in JP from March 20th to 29th as part of the annual Boston Fun-A-Day project. Opening reception is Saturday, March 21 (6-9PM). Exhibition details can be found here. I look forward to seeing folks there.
I am delighted to be included in Bless this Mesh, a screen printing show co-curated by Helen Popinchalk and James Weinberg at Thomas Young Gallery at South Boston’s Distillery. The opening is on Thursday, March 5 from 7 - 9 pm and a closing reception will be held on Saturday, March 28 from 5 - 7 pm. I hope to see folks come out of there snow caves for both events.
Jackson was wonderful, but I'm relieved to be back in Cambridge. As a wrap up to the Teton ArtLab artist residency, I've published 31 field reports on the project webpage here. These field reports document my Teton ArtLab residency, including research, landscape exploration and creative development of the project. Field reports take the form of mixed media drawings, maps, educational diagrams, photography and one-page proposals. Each field report image is coupled with a few lines of text for context.
Breaking it down. Analysis of Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and related cultural landscape has begun.
I was happy to land in Jackson, WY on Friday to start the month-long artist residency. In conjunction with my artist residency at the Teton ArtLab, I’ll be participating in this year’s Boston Fun-A-Day project by posting a daily Field Report on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for the month of January. These Field Reports will be posted here periodically. For daily updates, follow my Instagram account.
An overview of the Teton ArtLab project can be found here.
Learn more about Fun-A-Day project here.
I'm delighted to be invited to exhibit work at HarborArts' PORT CALL, their inaugural winter shipyard soirée. I'll be showing a variety of work including pieces from my ongoing Trifecta Editions residency and some warm-up work for my upcoming Teton ArtLab residency in Jackson WY.
This BLDG 32 showcase will include a curated pop-up exhibition featuring works by compelling contemporary artists, paired with sonidos calientes by Ricardo De Lima (of Picó Picante) and friends and custom cocktails from Boston’s own GrandTen Distillery..
So join us on Dec 13th for an evening of art, music, and libations in BLDG 32, an immense raw industrial warehouse HarborArts is in the process of transforming into an incubator space for public art in Boston.
$30 ticket includes complimentary food and drinks; all proceeds from the event will support local artists and arts programming in the shipyard.
HarborArts, BlDG 32, 256 Marginal St, Boston, Massachusetts 02128 on
Dec 13 at 7:00pm to Dec 14 at 12:00am.
For more information visit the HarborArts event page here: http://on.fb.me/12s325b
In our ongoing effort to expose emerging professionals to the full spectrum of landscape architecture career opportunities, we are delighted to announce both National Park Service landscape architect Charles Tracy and fellow EP and landscape architect Jason Miller as our guest speakers.
Charles Tracy is a National Park Service landscape architect who guides community trail development and regional landscape conservation initiatives in New England. Tracy is currently superintendent of the New England National Scenic Trail and a national lead for NPS artist-in-residence programs and art partnerships. Charles, a National Park Service landscape architect, will discuss his work with NPS including Winged Wisdom--Connecting with Art in National Parks and other efforts that leverage art as programming as a means to draw new and more diverse audiences to national parks.
Stantec’s Jason Miller will also be joining us to present “LARE Lessons Learned” in an open dialog presentation to equip emerging landscape architects with insight into the process of professional registration.
All are welcome!
Tuesday, November 11th (Veterans Day) at 6:30PM at the Boston Society of Architecture located at 290 Congress Street, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02210-1024
Refreshments provided by Landscape Forms.
I am delighted to be a 2015 Artist-in-Residence at the Teton ArtLab in Jackson, Wyoming, where I will continue my research-driven work focused on America’s regional landscape ecology. Where as my recent Wild West at BDGA project focused on the contiguous United States, the Teton ArtLab Residency, will focus the regional lens on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
My proposed Teton ArtLab project is to create a series of prints that map the pressures on Yellowstone’s ecological landscape and its natural resources. I am particularly interested in exploring the relationship between environmental tourism and conservation. My intention is to highlight environmental management, policy and design practices that promote ecological awareness and a greater sense of environmental stewardship while balancing the conflicting needs of man and nature.
Read more about the project here.
Next Friday, October 17th, from 7:30 to 10PM. I'll be exhibiting various pen & ink and mixed-media sketches from the Hibernaculum Residency at a one-night pop-up at Barefoot Gallery in Roslindale at 20 Birch Street.
Considering their ongoing support of innovative practice and efforts to solving environmental issues, I’m delighted to have published an article in the October issue of Landscape Architecture Frontiers (LAF). LAF is a refreshingly critical, bilingual landscape architecture journal based out of Beijing. My article, “Graphic Adaptation,” considers the creative practice of communicating ecological issues with an inspired combination of art and design in order to fill the gap left by conventional landscape architecture visualization techniques. I explore recent projects including Wild West at BDGA, Forman Watercolor Diagrams, and my ongoing Trifecta Editions Residency…all in the context of engaging an informed public to solve pressing ecological principals. More info: http://www.lafrontiers.com
I am happy to successfully return from my second of five visits to Trifecta Editions Hibernaculum artist residency program in the Adirondack Mountains. Creative highlights included testing various design prototypes and mock-ups including the "timber target," "snack stand" and several trail and site marker options for a path and wayfinding system for the 30 acre site. As part of my contribution to the residency I'm designing and managing the installation of a low-impact path system that will link points of ecological and geological interest as well as dozen of my light-touch landscape installations. Installations all fall within the framework of alternative visualization of woodland ecology processes and challenges.
I'm headed to Ticonderoga, NY to begin several landscape installations as part of my year-long residency with Trifecta Editions. My work will focus on my ongoing interest in exploring new approaches to communicating landscape issues in the context of past, present and future challenges to the lands of North America. I welcome folks to follow the project on instagram: @davidbuckleyborden #trifectares14
I was happy to be put together this special BSLA event with fellow EP's Nina Chase, Amy Linne, Jessica Wolfe, and Sara Lawrence and am sad I am unable to attend. Nonetheless, this Speed Studio Tour is a unique happening for landscape designers/architects in the greater Boston Area.
See starting location and walking tour here: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=z1Pb9kvTSwPA.kvz-GZsK-EUI
Full schedule of events:
- 6-6:20 - Tour Stephen Stimson Associates*
- 6:20-6:30 - Walk to Reed Hilderbrand
- 6:30-6:50 - Tour Reed Hilderbrand*
- 6:50-7 - Walk to Hargreaves Associates
- 7-7:20 - Tour Hargreaves Associates*
- 7:20-7:30 - Walk to The Field Pub
- 7:30 - Rally for post-tour drinks at The Field Pub
*Out of courtesy to the firms and due the fast paced nature of the tours, if you are late or unable to make one of the tours, simply meet us in front of the next studio at the designated time.
Forman Watercolor Diagram project is complete. In preparation for my Trifecta Editions artist residency in the Adirondack region, I created three dozen study diagrams based on Richard TT Forman's Landscape Mosaic. A dozen select regional ecology diagrams can now be viewed on the project page here.
Interview about Wild West at BDGA installation can now be on the Bodega Blog.
We discuss design process, creative opportunities, cross-disciplinary collaboration, the Old West, and of course, regional landscape ecology.