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PAMELA WHITAKER


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  • PAMELA WHITAKER at work in the art center and village

  • Pamela Whitaker is working on several places during her residency. Her projects are related to the art program THIS IS OUR NATURE.

     

    The transparent fabric in the lake takes the smell of the water. Through needle work the piece transformed into a part of a tent in a work space for children.

    © images Groundswell-Ireland.

    Strips of paper  transformed into seedboxes and hanging from the ceiling in the atelier.

    During the kotiseutumarkkinat in the center of the village Pamela Whitaker invited children to create an own card to give or send to some one else.

    The fabric and the seedboxes come together in an installation in which children will be invited to explore the space, nature and to start some art production.

    A STUDIO FOR NATURE - TOUCH NATURE

    I created a simple studio for children which contains a cotton muslin tent, felted nests, a garland of dried flowers, a large seed, nature prints and folded books. The purpose of the studio is to offer children a place to connect with both themselves and their feeling for nature.

    This studio reflects my time at Saksala working with water, sheep's wool, wild flowers, and sculpted paper. Collecting materials and arranging a quiet space for children to touch nature in their art, are important themes in my work. Creating an indoor environment for children to dwell within while they paint, draw, and sketch their own reflections is my offering to Saksala.

    I have learned the importance of sitting quietly with children as they work through their own ideas. The process of making the studio has involved floating fabric in the village lake, picking flowers to dry, sewing with sheep's hair, sculpting paper, and working with the lines and surfaces of wild plants.

    I will take away from Saksala the significance of careful observation, drawing clear ideas from the landscape and translating these impressions into making habitats for children's art.

    Haukivuori July 17th 2011
    Pamela Whitaker

    There have been different art work sessions in the library of Haukivuori where children could make own books with their personal ideas.

     

    In the harbor of Haukivuori children are playing on the beach and in the water. Children have been invited to have also art experiences during or after their activities.

     
         

    See more about THIS IS OUR NATURE on the website of Saksala ArtRadius and AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry.

    Visit also the website of Pamela Whitaker

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