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Michele Brody

Winter Workspace 2018

Pictured Above: Harlem Roots: House Samples on Hilltop, May, 2016, handmade paper and sprouted seeds, 18 x 28 inches. Photo Credit: Alex Zak

Michele Brody will explore the representation of shrinking shore lines impacted by climate change through the creation of site-specific handmade paper murals. Within the paper are embedded hydroponically sprouted seeds, handwritten messages by community members and water marks of the potential future shrunken shoreline of sites like the Palisades across the Hudson River from Wave Hill may endure due to the effects of Climate Change as mapped out by scientific predictions.

During the Winter Workspace Brody will continue with a body of work titled Drawing Roots, as well as a new series titled Papers of Place. Both explore what it means to establish roots within a community while utilizing sustainable modes of production through the process of recycling paper into living drawings that incorporate history, horticulture and nutrition. Drawing Roots uses actual seeds that germinate within the paper to create imagery with the sprouts and roots, while Papers of Place are made from actual plants gathered from the detritus of the garden in the form of regenerated pulp and collage.

Michele Brody is an environmental community-based artist who lives and works in the Bronx. She has completed two permanent public works of art for the MTA and DOE.

Michele Brody will be present for Drop-In Studio Sundays on February 25 and March 18 from 1 to 3PM. And teaching a handmade paper making workshop on embossing mementos on Saturday, March 10 from 10AM to 1PM.

Learn more about the artist here

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts. 

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