UPDATE 12/16/21: The First edition printed last month is SOLD OUT!
PRE-ORDERS for the second edition to be printed in January are now being taken.
Embodied Forest, Fall 2021
268-pages, annual online exhibition + book
First Edition, 150 copies
Printing by Greenerprinter, Point Richmond, California USA
Published by ecoartspace
Of the 191 ecoartspace members who applied, ninety artists were selected by guest juror Lilian Fraiji, curator of LABVERDE based in Brazil. Countries represented by 17 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 breath, wildfires, birds, fungi, logging, growth rings, transpiration, mycorrhizal networks, canopy shyness, reciprocity, rights of nature, colonial and capitalist extraction/ white supremacy, the sonification of trees, symbiotic relationships, trees as bioindicators, tree as medicines, beetle infestations, migrations of tree habitat, Indigenous knowledge, and cultural burns.
Guest essays by Ruth Wallen, Kim Abeles, Sant Khalsa, Tim Collins and Rekio Goto, Aviva Rahmani, Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris, and Susan Leibovitz Steinman. Additional essays by Lilian Fraiji, Sant Khalsa, and Patricia Watts.
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 is made with 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.