Wandering: Observations of Our Watershed

I am showing Mapping Our Watershed, the piece I created in collaboration with community members last summer, alongside four new egg tempera paintings made plein air in four local watersheds, in the exhibition WANDERING: Observations of Our Watershed at Fairmount Water...

Mapping Our Watershed Culminating Celebration

I am in the home stretch of creating the final artwork for Mapping Our Watershed. It combines four experiential map pieces I created based on my field visits to the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed at Renninger Park, Rock Lane, Tookany Creek Park, and High School...

Mapping Our Watershed: Field Notes From the Park(s)

In mid-May and mid-June, I conducted my third and fourth field visits. I first went to Tookany Creek Park, which forms the eastern border of Cheltenham Township; the creek is very wide here, and contained by a wall on one side. I was able to walk across the creek bed,...

Mapping Our Watershed: Capturing Water

Photography by Imrane Djibrine Mainassara I took a break from blogging about Mapping Our Watershed, but it was for a good reason–to complete my MFA with the Confluence MFA program at the University of New Mexico. The experiential maps I created based on my field...

Materials for Mapping Our Watershed: Foraged Clay

Another material I am using in the artwork I am creating for Mapping Our Watershed-is natural, foraged clay. I have studied and made ceramics pieces at various points in my life, but the idea of making work from clay I sourced myself significantly increased my...