Ever wondered how you could share your thoughts and feelings with the sky? The clouds and air up there look down on us all day every day as we go about our lives at home, school, work, and play. Don’t you think they might be trying hard to listen in, too? They might even be wishing they could use their whirling windswept power to help us, by blowing a thought, or feeling, or idea out across the world?
In this workshop you make a cloud in a bottle, fill it with your wishes, and send them up to the sky. We will be loud and quiet, draw and sculpt, and use science and art to build this technology for communicating with the sky. What words and feelings does it need to hear from us? Let’s collect and send them up into the air together.
Andi Sutton is a Boston-based artist whose work is inspired by the essential life-sustaining tools of play, community-building, science, food, water, gardening, and connection. She loves making art with others, among them farmers, chefs, salt marshes, activists, poets, singers, and even the very bitter tasting vegetable Bitter Melon.
Her recent projects are focused on sustainability and the environment. If you happen to have found a biodegrading pink flamingo lawn ornament that was planting seeds for a garden of the future in your neighborhood, shouted poems for the coastline using a gigantic fog horn made out of salt marsh grass, or walked the future flood line of the city of Boston wearing stenciled extinctions, you’ve probably also found her.
Find out more about Andi and her projects at andisutton.net