with one ear towards the river, with one eye to the land is a series of artworks meandering along the Dogwood Trail. In collaboration with local scientists and naturalists, artist Austen Camille asks the viewer to look through, look around, get close and notice the many small beings that connect this ecosystem to the river. Camille has also designed the new information kiosk at the entrance to the Access for All Trail, focusing on the many living beings who inhabit the preserve.
“It is my hope that, after walking around the art trail or engaging with the kiosk, someone will have a greater understanding of just how intricate, how complex, the whole system is. That they’ll start to see the beautiful and vital relationships of reliance that exist between every single living thing, no one creature being more or less important than another (including ourselves),” Camille says.
Click here to view a map with the location of the trail.
Come to Trails Day June 3 for a guided tour of the art trail with Camille and local experts who contributed their knowledge to develop the exhibit.
Austen Camille is a Canadian-American artist, naturalist and writer, and the owner of shared field studio llc. In every facet of their work, Camille seeks to create complex and reciprocal relationships between the built and natural environments. You can view more of their work at www.austencamille.com.