|Friday, April 17, 2015|
This was for a project coming up called "Braiding In" where I will lead an inter-generational art activity for members of a church to meditate on human/earth community. They will work together to braid last years' grasses together with bright, spring-colored raffia to make a decoration for the church garden.
The event will be one of many activities going on to honor Earth Day. The native grasses, are part of a sustainable landscaping strategy on the site and represent both the members' commitment to the earth, and also - in this project - the cycle of the seasons and the way new life draws from - and is folded into - life that came before.
|Last year's native grasses|
|Tied with one string, the bundles collapse after cutting.|
|Tied with two strings, |
the bundles stay together after cutting
|Harvested grass bundles|
|Trimmed grasses, waiting for new growth.|