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Great Salt Cove Macroalgae, Public Art Installation at PVDFest

I was selected to install a large scale, temporary installation for PVDFest in Providence, RI this June. Great Salt Cove Macroalgae is inspired by research into red seaweed species found in Narragansett Bay, and Great Salt Cove, a body of briny water that once covered a portion of what is now downtown Providence. The 3, 8'x10' pulp paintings will be visual surprise celebrating the beauty of natural seaweed forms and their vibrant colors, through the unexpected medium of hand papermaking.
 

June 6-11, 2018
Facade of Civic Center Parking Garage
165 Washington Street, Providence RI

 


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Ebb and Flow II is on View Through June 2018, at Brown University's Granoff Center for Creative Arts, Providence RI

Ebb and Flow II is a collaborative installation by artists May Babcock and Megan Singleton inspired by the waterways and flora of the Narragansett Bay. Dendritic patterns found in watershed maps and plant forms are interpreted using invasive plants that have been collected locally and transformed into handmade paper pulp.

The large-scale wall installation includes the taxonomy and vector drawings of the vegetation. The laser cut drawings are made from the paper fiber corresponding to the plant each depicts.

Part of the Brown Arts Initiative, Ebb and Flow II is on view August 2017 through June 2018 in the upper lobby of Brown University's Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell Street, Providence RI.