Art in the Upper Mississippi Flood Plain

Eight teenagers face the wilds of the Mississippi River and try to be true to their art and creativity. Carol Sirrine of ArtStart offered  a residency to some gifted art students. This week their challenge was to create experimental art in partnership with nature.

Found River bank Art

Lilia Murphy

Lilia Murphy

 

Ella Barsanti

Ella Barsanti

Ellie Allen

Ellie Allen

Lucy Niemann Rest in Peace nature

Lucy Niemann
A prayer for nature and healing

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Ellie Allen

Ellie Allen

Confluence between the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers

Chelsea Brusas

Chelsea Brusas

Anna Rude

Anna Rude

Lilia Murphy

Lilia Murphy

River Bank mud sculptures

Beckett Grice

Beckett Grice

Anna Rude

Anna Rude

Lilia Murphy

Lilia Murphy

Anna Rude

Anna Rude

 

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron Tracks

 

Raccoon tracks

Raccoon tracks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                              Pigment Pictures

Ella Barsanti, Raspberry plant smear

Ella Barsanti,  – Wild Raspberry Dream    –   natural coloring with black-capped raspberries

 

 

Lilia Murphy Tree of Hope - natural coloring with mulberry

Lilia Murphy
Tree of Hope – natural coloring with mulberry

 

Beckett Grice - Olympian Natural coloring with mulberry.

Beckett Grice – Olympian
Natural coloring with mulberry.

Becket Grice Natural coloring with Crow's foot flowers.

Becket Grice
Natural coloring with Crow’s foot flowers.

    Wetland Puppets

Ella Barsanti

Ella Barsanti  – Angel/Demon

 

Jeanette Dickinson

Jeanette Dickinson

Shadow Puppet, Felice Amato

shadow dancer, Felice Amato

 

 

Rain Dancers
Raindancers2

 

RainDancers

 

RainDancers1

 

Photo Gallery

Natural petroglyph, Jeanette Dickinson

Natural petroglyph, Jeanette Dickinson

 

Fleabane Flowers

Fleabane flowers

 

Seedpod

Seedpod

 

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1 Response to Art in the Upper Mississippi Flood Plain

  1. Dale Antonson says:

    This is a useful way to create memorable stories in the lives of these young adults. What an amazing opportunity for the creative imagination to work with what is in nature in a fun and natural way. This is enlightening and appreciate you sharing it with us.

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