November 2008

First Gesture

 susie osler winter 2008/09 fieldwork installation
 susie osler winter 2008/09 fieldwork installation
 susie osler winter 2008/09 fieldwork installation
 susie osler winter 2008/09 fieldwork installation
 susie osler winter 2008/09 fieldwork installation

It snowed last night and all day today leaving a field of white wet snow blanketing the ground. What better time to draw some preliminary ’sketches’ and ‘limber up’ for my upcoming field work! These pictures are a taste of things to come.Snow (providing there is some) will provide the canvas, gallery space, and (some of the material) I use to explore both psychological and physical realms of winter. Check back for more developments!  

Snow Bales 

I made a couple of seed balls with wildflower seeds, clay, and compost that I used as the nucleus of the snow ‘bales’. The hope is that when they melt, a small cluster of seeds will be left to sprout in the field next spring.