Nests

Posted on January 28th, 2015 by Anne Garland

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I have been enjoying weaving “nest-like” shapes from plant materials I find while on my walks. I use the “random weave” technique, which has no pattern or formula that can be repeated or reproduced. As the weaving progresses, they become the 3-D versions of the graphite nest drawings I have worked on previously. The fibers are like the drawn line, varying in thickness and thinness, straight or twisting, loose and tight, all in a maze of interconnectedness.

Below are some completed nests made out of: grasses, lichen, orange roots, and vines

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A selection of Drawn Nests. Graphite on paper

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Coyote Connections

Posted on December 18th, 2014 by Anne Garland

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Coyote Connections

October 9, 2014–January 15, 2015

UNE Art Gallery
Art Gallery
716 Stevens Avenue Portland, ME 04103

Wed–Sun 1–4 p.m., Thurs until 7 p.m.
and by appointment—please call (207) 221-4499
www.une.edu/artgallery

Coyote Connections features works by 31 Maine artists celebrating the Coyote and its relationships with the wild, the land, fellow wildlife, prey, families—mates, pups and parents—and with us humans as well. Included are sculpture, drawings, photographs, prints and paintings created in styles both figurative and abstract. Our Native People have revered the Coyote for its ancient wisdom, spirituality and wily adaptability—the trickster. These works of art capture the coyote’s play, pain and joy as well as its connection to urban dwellers, rural folk and farmers, those who hear Coyote’s song and those who don’t.