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Embodied Forest, Fall 2021
268-pages, annual online exhibition + book
First Edition, 200 copies
Printing by Greenerprinter, Point Richmond, California USA
Binding by Edition One, Richmond, California USA
Published by ecoartspace
One hundred and ninety-one ecoartspace members applied to the call for artists, and ninety were selected by guest juror Lilian Fraiji, curator of LABVERDE based in Manaus, Brazil. Countries represented by seventeen of the Embodied Forest artists outside the United States include Brazil, England, Sweden, Australia, Belgium, and Germany. The range of topics addressed is vast, including insects, breath, wildfires, birds, fungi, logging, growth rings, transpiration, mycorrhizal networks, canopy shyness, the cellular tissue of trees, forest immersion, reciprocity, trees as memories, rights of nature, trees as witnesses of history, colonial and capitalist extraction/ white supremacy, the sonification of trees, symbiotic relationships, trees as bioindicators, tree as medicines, conservation and restoration, beetle infestations, migrations of tree habitat, Indigenous knowledge, and cultural burns.
Front cover: Carol Paquet, Shrouded Green, 2020; photo collage, 70 x 40 inches
Back cover: Laura Gorski, Sprout in the Encounter, 2021 (detail); earth and leaves on paper, 50 x 70 inches
Edited by Patricia Watts
Design by Brett Yasko
This book will be made using paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which ensures responsible forest management. FSC is nongovernmental, non-profit organization that promotes the responsible management of the world’s forests. Chain-of-custody certification provides a guarantee about the production of FSC-certified products and is the path taken by raw materials from the forest to the consumer, including all successive stages of processing, transformation, manufacturing and distribution.