Bridgette Guerzon Mills | The Secret Language of Trees book art

Islandwood Art Escape: AUGUST 12-16, 2020


The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” Pablo Picasso

Join mixed media artist Bridgette Guerzon-Mills in an exploration in allowing nature to be our guide in creating artwork in the book form that digs deep into our connection with the Earth. We will explore our environment for natural materials to act as inspiration and jumping off points for design and concept, as well as elements within the pages of our hand-bound books.

Bridgette will lead the class through a variety of mixed media techniques that draw upon elements found in her creative practice: encaustic, fabric, thread, personal photos, collage, and the addition of natural elements. We will use plaster and fabric and found natural materials to create hand-bound books and the pages within.

Along with these techniques, we will discuss the stories of the earth around us – symbolism, mythology, and folklore that will feed the work we will be creating. Art is the bridge that can reconnect us to the stories we already know and our creative practice in dialogue with nature can help us to remember this connection.

Please visit Bellisima Art Escape to find out more about the Islandwood Art Escape retreat and to register!

Bridgette Guerzon Mills | Beloved, mossy book

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