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...

Mapping Our Watershed: the Qualities of Water

Photography by Joseph Simpson On Saturday, May 6th we had perfect weather–sunny, clear, not too hot or too cool–for Mapping Our Watershed’s first workshop. We gathered at Ralph Morgan Park, a sliver of land bounding both sides of Tookany Creek,...

Mapping Our Watershed: Field Notes from Rock Lane

Today I did my second field visit for Mapping Our Watershed, this time to a section of Tookany Creek that parallels Rock Lane, which runs between Elkins Park and Wyncote in Cheltenham Township. The eastern part of this section of creek is bordered by houses and a...

Materials for Mapping Our Watershed: Natural Pigments

To create the artwork for Mapping Our Watershed, I am making materials from plants and soil, mostly collected, harvested, or foraged in the Philadelphia region where I live. I am going to feature these materials in a series of blog posts: first up, pigments. All paint...