Photography

Ian Boyden

Boyden’s work has been described as simultaneously geological and lyrical, industrial and mystical, dreamlike and archetypal. His art often links the literary, material, and visual imaginations, paying keen attention to how his work can shape ecological awareness. Boyden makes his own paints and inks, often from unusual materials such as meteorites, shark teeth, freshwater pearls, and carbon sourced from the aftermath of forest fires. Using the materials of his subjects to work his way into imaginal representations of the subjects establishes a direct link between material and subject, a new form of translation.

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Bob Keefer

Eugene artist and journalist Bob Keefer uses the traditional technique of hand-coloring black and white photographs to depict landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. He visited Andrews Forest in the rainy week of April 20-26, 2014. While at the Andrews, Bob made a series of photographs of old-growth stumps and young hemlocks growing on the stumps to illustrate the long-term changes that are visible in the forest. Stumps – especially old-growth stumps from trees cut decades ago – provide haunting evidence of the forest’s past and its current regeneration.

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Todd R. Forsgren

Photographer Todd R. Forsgren visited the Andrews Forest for a single day in 2006 while he was an artist in residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology near Cascade Head Experimental Forest and Lincoln City on the Oregon coast. He was particularly taken by and a taker of images of experimentally manipulated areas, such as the litterfall-interception screens on the ground in DIRT plots, logs with cookies removed in the log decomposition experiment site, and the tower at the mouth of Watershed 1.

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