10/31: In Wild Forests with Andie Thrams

Black and white illustration of tree and text

Presentation by artist Andie Thrams

When: Thursday, October 31, 2013; 3:30PM - 5:00PM

Where: McHenry Library, Special Collections (3rd Floor)

Join Andie and learn how she created the pages for her artists’ book, IN FORESTS, Volume XXVII: Walking Near Them, a new addition to the Special Collections at the UCSC McHenry Library. IN FORESTS is Andie’s ongoing series of artists’ books chronicling her experiences in remote western forests. Volume XXVII holds pages she made in August 2011, during a sixteen-day backpack in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, in the southern high Sierra. During this trek she worked daily, writing, drawing and painting, in mid-elevation mountain forests up to treeline, and beyond. Andie will show her backpacking field kit of art supplies, demonstrate techniques she finds conducive to working outdoors, share her thoughts about working alone in wild habitats, and why she has made a practice of being a forest artist.


About Andie Thrams:
Andie Thrams is a California-based visual artist working in wild forests to create paintings and artists' books that explore mystery, reverence and delight, while grappling with the vanishing habitats of our era. Her work is informed by the lineages of illuminated manuscripts, natural history field journals and chance-based art. Her lifelong devotion to creative work in field journals has evolved into widely exhibited and honored artists' books and paintings held in both private and public collections, including Yale University, University of Washington, and UCSC. She earned a BA in art practice from the University of California, Berkeley, and teaches for Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco State University Sierra Nevada Field Campus, and more. Visit Andie's website for more information.


This event is made possible by the Colin Fletcher Writers Endowment.