Visiting Artist

Josh Krute

I often explore outside of city limits, being immersed in diverse natural settings along the coast or cascade mountain ranges. I am inspired when finding the remains of tree forms – whether I come across a tree clearing, and slash and burn pile, or an abandoned structure, these forms and environments exist because of the alterations made by our human kind. I understand it is my responsibility to convey and preserve a wooden object’s character, ecological history, and the relationship between the natural world and man’s adaptation of it, including my own.

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Kathleen Caprario

In August, 2015, Kathleen Caprario spent ten days as an artist in residence at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest. Kathleen traded the concrete canyons of the New York/New Jersey Metro Area for the real canyons and broad skies of the Pacific NW in the late 1970’s. Her early work reflected the experience of living and growing up in an urban area. But living in Oregon transformed the architecturally inspired work she had been doing into the architectonic shapes and patterns of the high desert, coastal rock formations and the openness of the seemingly infinite space that was her new home.

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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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