Bija

FenceLine

 

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I am wholly willing to be here / Between the bright silent thousands of stars / And the life of the grass pouring out of the ground. / The hill has grown to me like a foot. / Until I lift the Earth, I cannot move.                                                                                                                             – Wendell Berry

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In 2017, I was part of a year-long collaboration coordinated by Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, ME to create art inspired by the life, work, and landscape of Maine farms and farmers. I spent the year partnered with Crystal Spring Farm in Brunswick, ME. Crystal Spring Farm is owned by the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and is leased by a lovely couple – Seth and Maura – who, with their kids and a group of dedicated and talented farm hands, run the farm and the associated CSA program. I had the pleasure of visiting the farm monthly all that year – walking, talking, watching, taking pictures and documenting a small part of the tremendous and unrelenting effort that goes into growing food. This series was my small tribute to the daily magic that Seth, Maura and their crew perform.

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CSA2017 – Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME                                            http://harlowgallery.org/announcing-artistfarmer-partnerships-for-csa-2017/

Partnering Farm: Crystal Spring Farm (Brunswick, ME) http://crystalspringcsa.com

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Townsend Art Gallery (Cape Elizabeth, ME) – http://townsendre.com/art-gallery-cape-elizabeth-maine/– Bija. February – April, 2018.

Maine Farmland Trust: September 22 – November 10, 2017
Harlow Gallery: October 27 – December 2, 2017
Engine: Propelling the Creative Community: November 10 – December 31, 2017

 

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