Ways of Knowing (Bryophyte Cartography)

this image shows the moss tapestry without its support props, as a living painting in the process of dying.

Artwork Info

Type of Work sculpture, garden interventions, audio installation, care and nurturing
Medium plastic sheeting, pvc pipe and joints, waterproof tape, Wall brackets, hardware, Plexiglas, casters, water sprayers, humidifiers, magnifying glasses, rope, burlap, carpet felt, thread, moss, lichen, liverworts, slugs, a snail, centipedes, spiders, mosquito hawks, earwigs, worms, potato bugs, mushrooms (occasionally),sprouts, water, water, water, water, water, water, water, attention, care, coaxing, sweet words, water, names of Pacific Northwest mosses in Latin and English, forest words in Chinook and Salish. Plexiglas, pipe insulation, burlap, insulation styrofoam, zip ties, soil, Licorice Ferns, Cascade Stone Crop, Broad-leaved Stonecrop, Oregon Stonecrop, Lanceleaf Stonecrop, Worm-leaved Stonecrop, Western Meadow Rue,Tufted Hairgrass, moss, audio, video.
Dimensions 6'x9'
Subject Matter landscape, alternative green space in the developing urban environment, conversation between the built and biological environment

Artist Info

Michelle Guthrie

Joined: July 16, 2013

Rights: All Rights Reserved

Appears In 1 Album

24 items

Michelle Guthrie BFA Sculpture Thesis Spring 2018