PROJECT 387

Artist Residency, Artist Community

Located on 150 acres of redwood forest, Project 387 provides a multidisciplinary residency program offering a community-based living and working experience for artists in all career stages. The residency is a unique opportunity to delve into the creative process in a focused, exploratory, and rigorous manner while removed from the clamor of urban distractions.

The Half Way Point

Sunday marked the halfway point for our pilot residency. We can hardly believe a week has come and gone. Everyone has been working steadily while still reserving a bit of time to get into the woods and down to the beach.

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Stephanie and Bryan have been printing, planning, digging, drawing, and designing all week. Seven Type A Machines have been running non-stop for seven days to finish Echoviren. This entirely 3D printed installation is derived in part from the microscopic patterning found in a sequoia cell.  The first layer of this installation is now in situ. We are looking forward to seeing the rest of it emerge as the week continues.

 

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Rich has been diligently working on a non-fiction memoir of his family’s history in Haiti. His work explores a complicated relationship between the country’s political history and his family’s connections to this tumultuous time. Switching between the cottage and the studio, Rich has been able to untie writing knots that might otherwise have proved to be roadblocks in Brooklyn.

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Claudia has been hiking the steep hills of Project 387 in search of the perfect in situ locations for her series of portraits that focus on the people most connected with the landscape of Project 387. She has successfully finished two full portraits and has plans for three more.  After spending time interviewing all her subjects, she finds both natural and human intervened areas to construct pastel portraits on natural materials. These beautiful, realist drawings will fade into nothing as time passes, returning them to the earth they emerged from.

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Sean has been busy working on visually connecting a series of work all derived from a similar conceptual background. Focusing on the idea of artifice in both landscape and photography, Sean has been using collage, cyanotype, and digital photography to explore what we think we see compared to the reality behind the image.

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Robert has been building a number of different projects all based around the US penny. After completing a cube lattice structure, he has moved on to working with the word Liberty punched from individual coins into grain-sized slices.  With indefatigable patience, Robert has designed beautiful patterns laced with challenging symbolism. 

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