Bioengineered Art

Bioengineered Art

Either there are some big bower birds on campus or humans have been mimicking their huts through bioengineered art! This is the first time I’ve seen willow walls used primarily for aesthetic purposes rather than functional stream bank stability structures. However, I’m sure this unorthodox set of wicker furniture (or free-form procession of saddles appropriated from Deborah Butterfield’s horse sculptures) still provides suitable habitat for resident wildlife!  

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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6 Responses to Bioengineered Art

  1. Very cool, aren’t they! I like your thought of Butterfield’s sourcing. 😉
    This is, in fact, the latter expression of a longtime trend (that, in turn, based on historical forms) in sculpture, and I think you’ll love the stuff you can find related to it:
    Happy browsing!
    I’m happy today, because north TX is looking a lot like a winter’s day in the NW–it’s been pouring off and on, and I’m certain our whole region’s gardens & wildlife are loving it.

  2. it looks as if the haystack has become the needle! Its eye at least, but maybe that’s another metaphor…:) allegory…:)…er

    anyway. I subscribe to this e newletter from CRWROPPES (creative writers opportunity postings or some such) that sends you information about markets and specific submission calls. Now, I don’t know if this is your bag, but i saw this one today, and immediately thought of you!

    “Call for Flash!

    The Fourth River, Chatham University’s literary journal of nature and place-based writing, is accepting submissions of flash fiction and non-fiction that explore the relationship between humans and their environments—writings that are richly situated at the confluence of place, space and identity, or that reflect upon landscape as culture, and culture as landscape.

    Submit prose pieces of 500-800 words via Submittable by December 1st, 2013.

    Direct inquiries to Sheila Squillante, Editor-in-Chief, at


    end cut & paste. 🙂

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