Archive for the Art Lab Category

Planting Seeds of Hope

Posted 21 January 2013 by Melo Dominguez
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It was wonderful for me to be reunited with everyone I built great relationships with during the 2011 Art Lab. We arrived a week prior to the opening to begin installing our art at B2. I was joined by Fritz Buehner (Boston,MA), Bently Spang (Billings, MT), Ellen Skotheim (Tucson, AZ), and newest art lab artist, [...]

Art of All Possibilities – Art Lab 2012

Posted 28 December 2012 by Fritz Buehner
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It’s amazing to be back among friends, fellow artists, in this extraordinary place embarking on a project that has been in the making for 6 months.

Art Lab Brings International Group of Artists to Meet With Scientists at Biosphere2

Posted 10 February 2012 by Ellen Skotheim
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For the second consecutive year, seven artists were invited by Art Lab to participate in Border Biosphere Exploration 2011, where they met with scientists and environmentalists to learn about the effects of climate change on the desert Southwest and then design a cultural response informed by the experience.

Melo’s Journey

Posted 17 January 2012 by Melo Dominguez
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Originally from Los Angeles and now a Tucson resident, The Rillito River Project exposed me to a lot of valuable information about the environment and inspired me to learn more.

One Thousand Bees

Posted 7 December 2011 by Heather Green
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Many things impressed me during my week–long ART LAB residency. The first half of our experience at the B2 Institute taught me about the quiet urgency of invasive species coupled with drought and imminent climate change in the southwest.

Travelling North to Oracle

Posted 4 December 2011 by Fritz Buehner
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Driving from Tucson north on 77 toward Oracle and Biosphere 2, I’m in awe of the sprawl of rooftops that flank either side of the highway barely visible above the low-lying creosote trees. Knowing this to be a stressed environment I wonder, how can this be sustainable?Tunneling deep into Biosphere’s vast substructure of stainless steel [...]

Biosphere Images       (part 2)

Posted 1 September 2011 by AP Gorny
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The Water Must Flow

Posted 30 March 2011 by Dan C
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I was barely nine years old when I pulled down the receiver and put the phone to my ear.


“Hell-lo”? I said.


“Mr. Cauthorn is an S.O.B.,” was the reply, and the connection went dead.

Naming is Seeing | Seeing is Forgetting

Posted 26 March 2011 by Ellen McMahon
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Naming is Seeing | Seeing is Forgetting

This is a video about how naming and categorizing both sharpens and limits our perceptions of the world, whether we’re seeing as artists or scientists.

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.

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