Photos taken in Sept 2015 by Glenn WEISS
The island’s ants and crabs demonstrate the mandatory ying and yang of island construction. If a hole is dug, a mound must be made.
Although not seen in the pictures, the holes must be re-dug or cleared after the rain or tide. Permanent structures are defined as repeated re-makings.
To discover the depth of the water table on the Rauschenberg Residency property, a hole was dug over two days. The brackish water appeared at around 48 inches in a beige layer of broken shells. The following soil layers were uncovered and displayed on the plywood board.
A concrete property line marker was dropped into the water. The backside of the dig mound was carved to expose the layers of each in reserve order.
In reflecting Friday’s confab (May 14, 2015), I believe what is important to remember is that the high ground above current edge…
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(Just an idea by Glenn Weiss. Not APPROVED by the Rauschenberg Foundation)
The Rising Waters Jungle Seeds provide a bit of Robert Rauschenberg’s environmental vision with seeds actually collected from his estate. In 2004 after Hurricane Charley hit Captiva Island and removed the existing trees, Rauschenberg had 9 acres planted as a jungle. For many years, Rauschenberg participated in ecological activism through his work and design of posters such as the famous first Earth Day poster in 1970 of the American Bald Eagle surrounded by damaged landscapes.
In 2015, the first Rising Waters Confab of artists, writers, performers, designers and scientists was held at the Rauschenberg Residency on the estate. The purpose of the five-week gathering was to discover artworks and artist actions that would bring public action to global warming and the rising waters of the oceans…
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(Work as Public Art Manager. Artist Eduardo Gardin)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – A public display of 375 personalized totem poles made by families at community events in Broward County since April, 2013. Entitled Forest of Families, the project was designed to bring Broward County residents together to express their idea of family through art and inspire families to consider expanding their definition of family to include children in the foster care system.
Nova Southeastern University’s Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
September 19 – October 5, 2012
In an artistic partnership, ChildNet, the community-based care lead agency in Broward and Palm Beach County, Museum of Art │Fort Lauderdale, Community Foundation of Broward and artist Eduardo Gardin. Art of Community project of the Community Foundation of Broward.