Archive for 2010

Naming is seeing the thing one sees for the first time.

Posted 20 December 2010 by Ellen McMahon
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Now, forty years later as part of Art Lab at El Coronado Ranch I walked through a field of tall dry grasses as Valer Austin, said, “Take a picture. It’s all about the grasses.”

Cuenca Los Ojos

Posted 19 December 2010 by Mary Ellen Strom
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There is urgency to understand the environmental changes of the last 150 years of the Arizona-Sonora Border region and it’s north-south corridor. We were given the opportunity to experience this exigency first hand by Art Lab at the Cuenca Los Ojos Ranch in southern Arizona.

Dreaming of a New Biosphere

Posted 19 December 2010 by Mary Ellen Strom
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Biosphere 2’s new mission and research program promises to bridge the gap between its former closed-system laboratory and field studies, focusing on water and climate and energy and sustainability.

Art Lab: Perception

Posted 14 December 2010 by Shiela Rocha
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As a Purépecha, an indigenous citizen, I have understood what it is to honor our mother the earth through acts of ceremony and conscious caring of the terrain. The Art Lab adventure opens new ways in which I can directly participate in restoration and conservation as an act of intervention.

Stitch: mending the land

Posted 14 December 2010 by Vidar Lerum
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While at the ranch, we got to build two small gabions. This physical practical exercise made me appreciate the hard work and the emense effort that goes into this method of land restoration.

Burn : Buffelgrass fire

Posted 14 December 2010 by Vidar Lerum
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I contacted a colleague at UIUC and learned that carbon steel starts to loose it’s structural strength at 900 degrees F. The goal of my experiment is to heighten the awareness of the Bufflegrass invasion by visualizing it’s properties and opts strategy in taking over the Sonoran Desert.

Biosphere Images (part 1)

Posted 22 November 2010 by AP Gorny
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Stay tuned for AP’s post.

Stay tuned for Karen Stahlecker’s post.

Posted 20 October 2010 by Karen Stahlecker
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