Rewilding


Heather Mekkelson

SCULPT 650 001
3 credit hours
Lab Fee $100

In this sculpture and installation course students will have the opportunity to contextualize their practice in the surrounding landscape of Ox-Bow using the concept of “rewilding” as their springboard. An abstract examination of the psychological and ecological implications of rewilding habitats and reversing human domestication will lead to the consideration of engineered environments, artificial interventions and ultimately, using uncertainty as a tool for making art. Morning meetings will be devoted to readings, discussions, and presentations. Students will develop their ideas, experiment with materials, and determine their sites for the first half of the course in preparation for creating and presenting their final project during the second half.