Throughout 2014 I participated in Trifecta Editions’ Hibernaculum Artist Residency. This project continued my ongoing exploration of alternative approaches to communicating past, present and future North American landscape issues. Driven by my passion for the Great Outdoors experience, the ultimate goal of the project was to promote a shared environmental awareness and heightened cultural value of ecology through the creation of accessible art and design.
As the 2014 Hibernaculum artist-in-residence I created several temporary site-specific landscape installations on Trifecta Editions’ 30-acre site outside of Ticonderoga, NY. These installations and the research behind their design and construction were the basis for a collaborative silkscreen print series with Trifecta Editions.
This year-long project concluded with an multidisciplinary exhibition featuring a variety of work including the print series, multi-media drawings and select landscape installations adapted to the gallery environment. In support of the educational intent, the Hibernaculum exhibition was designed to be an immersive installation celebrating collaborative art & design inspired by nature and a deeper understanding of ecology.
The exhibition was supported by a month of programming featuring established and emerging voices from Boston's art and design community including the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Boston Society of Architects, AntiDesign, Loyal Supply Co., Boston Society of Landscape Architects, A Street Frames, Trifecta Editions and others.
The Hibernaculum exhibition took place at the Innovation & Design Building (1 Design Center Place, Suite 142), Boston, Massachusetts.
PROJECT UPDATE: Due to the overwhelmingly positive response from gallery visitors, the greater Boston creative community, local press and Innovation and Design Building tenants alike, the Innovation and Design Building extended the Hibernaculum exhibition through the end of July 2015.
About Trifecta Editions
Trifecta Editions is a growing print collective based in Boston. They work with artists from all disciplines to create limited edition screen prints and art objects. Their unique editions are all hand printed and made with a strong focus on quality and craftsmanship. They take pride in a business model that benefits, supports and promotes emerging artists and fosters a new generation of art collectors.
About Trifecta Editions Hibernaculum Residency
Trifecta Editions Hibernaculum Residency is a free-form artist retreat at Eagle Lake in Ticonderoga, NY. Each year, Trifecta selects one artist to unplug, unwind and create a project and print series based on their time in the Hibernaculum. With 30 acres of forested land bordering on the Pharaoh Wilderness and frontage on Eagle Lake, the Hibernaculum Residency provides the perfect setting for artists to disconnect and get inspired. The residency program provides emerging artists with opportunities often reserved for more established artists. Each participant receives room, board and a small stipend.
The culmination of the Hibernaculum Residency was an immersive exhibition at the Innovation and Design Building in Boston's Seaport District. The multidisciplinary installation featured a variety of work ranging in scale and media. Much of this work included collaborative design and production with a cast of collaborators ranging from painters to lettering artists to wood workers. View select Gallery installation work here.
Habitat Blanket Proposal
The foundation of the Hibernaculum is a series of one-page landscape installation proposals. Proposals are intended to meet at the intersection of popular culture and pressing ecological issues and everyday environmental phenomena. Accessibility to the general public is central to each proposal as a means to promote greater landscape appreciation and ecological awareness. Select proposals were constructed on site at Eagle Lake and/or in the Innovation and Design Building gallery. View select one-page proposals here.
Woodland Sign: Firewood Quarantine
A series of light-touch landscape installations were made in and around the property of the Trifecta Editions residency. For example, hand painted sign (pictured) with lettering artist John Cronan. Other installations include, Hibernaculum Woodpile Target, Wetland Forest Flag, Geologic Site Marker and more. View select on-site installations here.
Winter Nurse Log Silkscreen Print
The Hibernaculum project features a collaborative silkscreen print series with Trifecta Editions. The print series, inspired by time spent on Eagle Lake, center on the ecology and natural history of the Adirondack Mountains. View select prints here.