The plants are marching two by two- Hurrah! Hurrah!
Just wanted to share a couple of images from up here in Gold Country. Here's the grouping of natives that I'm getting from Lotus Valley Native Nursery. Mahala who is part owner of the nursery has been invaluable in her breadth of knowledge and diversity of plants at the nursery. I will be bringing all of the materials down on Tuesday to start installing. Come by if you want a sneak peak at the action. Maybe even get your hands a little dirty in the process.
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As a thank you, I'll mail you a pressed wildflower from the river banks along with a personal invitation to the show.
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Along with the personal thank you card, I'll send you a series of five photos of the progression of the installation from the river banks to the gallery floor. Each print will be signed and numbered. I'll also send you link to download the time-lapse progression after September 23rd.
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A starter kit of native California plants, includes: a seed assortment, instructions on how to start your own native nursury, and starter cups. Includes the above.
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You'll get a sketch/drawing that was made during the process of the project. The sketches range from charcoal renderings of the different plants to conceptual drawings of the installation. Includes all of the above.
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A signed numbered screen print (edition of 20) of the different native and invasive plants used in the installation. Each print has a unique composition of gold leaf as the backdrop to the imagery. Includes all of the above.
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A salt crystal drawing from the "Spill" drawing series- which uses mixed media to map the spread of the BP oil spill in relation to the shrinkage of the national attention span garnered by mainstream media. Includes all of the above.
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You and two friends get to paddle with the artist on a thrilling rafting trip down the South Fork of the American River. Float past the spot where John Sutter first discovered gold. Explore and learn about rare ecological gems from the artist himself (who is also a professional river guide). Then gear up to get plenty of thrills on classic California class III whitewater! Bring your tents and your appetite because after the river trip you will be wined and dined with a menu inspired by the seasonal growings from our garden. -You will also get the print, the plant starter kit, the show invite, and a huge thank you!
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