Instructor: Roy Staab
June 26 - 30
9am - 12pm
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How does nature work? At what point does a natural material become an artwork? In what ways can collaboration become beneficial? In this workshop you will learn about the history of art made in and from nature, the multitude of patterns nature offers that can be explored and expanded upon, and how patterns can possess derivative and profound concepts. You will experiment with the ways in which nature lends itself to manipulation, and will discover how site-specific art lends itself to the creation of community and the preservation of ecology. You will gain a deeper respect for and understanding of nature and how it can extend beyond its own personal beauty into a landmark.
Roy Staab travels the world to make art in nature with nature taking cues from the site. His installations started in 1979, and then moved totally into working with nature in 1983. He came to the Cape with a Pollock/Krasner grant in 1992 and created his first work that arts writer Marilyn Miller described as breaking a glass ceiling (“Artist Creates Sculpture in the Moors”, Provincetown Advocate newspaper, August 20, 1992). Roy Staab's recent works and exhibitions have included: The GNAP of India, [a traveling exhibition with ‘trees India’], NATURE IN THREE PARTS at the Villa Terrace Museum of Decorative Arts [the site installation sculpture in the garden], Art-Nature Symposium Gabrovtsi, Bulgaria, and BECOMES A STAR, WHERE A STAR IS MAGIC, Gleam, Art in a New Light, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, Wisconsin.