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ID:UA theme and artworks

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Amanda C Way (away)
Tue, 27 Oct 1998 12:26:32 -0700 (MST)


Our theme comes from the Art and Ecology website under the heading
of Art and the Earth. We are interested in functional artworks that
accommodate wildlife. We will be using the work of Lynne Hull as
examples.

1. Goose Nesting Platform, 1992, Green River Greenbelt, Green River
Wyoming
Composed of wood and metal, this seven foot structure provides adequate
nesting conditions in a wetlands area of Wyoming which lacks proper
shelter. Its colors and materials are congruent with the nature that
surrounds it, yet its aerodynamic qualities set it apart from the natural
world.

2. Teaching a Kestrel Box to Fly, 1994, Carsington Water, Derbyshire,
England
Using curving shapely branches the kestrel box is held aloft nearly nine
feet from the grassland below it. The top of the sculpture is a network
of twisting horizontal sticks, providing ideal perching points.

3. Lightning Raptor Roost, 1994, Alongside Interstate 80 in southern
Wyoming
Making use of an abandoned telephone pole, Lynne Hull transforms the
everyday into a perfect raptor nesting site. 2x4's zigzag up the
telephone pole towards a natural wood formation. The Getty site picture
shows the success of the project with a raptor nest perched on one of the
protruding beams.

4. Reservoir Tree, 1994, Carsington Water, Derbyshire, England
Lynne Hull accommodates colony nesting by constructing a series of
intertwining branches atop vertical poles that vary in size.

5. Raptor Roost L-2, 1988, Wyoming
Once again Hull recycles a telephone pole, however here the transformation
includes a painted design on the pole. The twisting branches create a "v"
pattern secured by metal bands.

Amanda Way
Liz Groth
Chrissy Eagan