About this Event
Join us in this special hands-on workshop facilitated by San Diego artist, Kline Swonger!
Participants are invited to bring rocks from their local landscapes, which they will make casts from using a paper mâché technique. The casts of the rocks will be allowed to dry and later used as part of a larger installation. This project is commissioned for the La Jolla Historical Society exhibition Order/Disorder: Belonging in Nature, curated by Danielle Deery, and opening February 2024.
As a participant, please provide a rock that is about the size of your hand and no smaller than an inch. If the rock is sentimental, labels will be provided and you are welcome to return at a later point to pick up your rock before the end of the year. If you don’t have a rock, but still want to participate, some rocks from our local landscape that will be made available.
Two workshops will be offered, please choose from a 10:00am or 11:00am time slot.
About the artist's project: Many of us form intimidate connections with our environments. Some landscapes we return to often, while others may be experienced once and emotionally and mentally transform us.
Rocks serve as anchor points within our landscape and are small capsules of earth and minerals that have been formed over time, affected by surroundings. Historically, they have been used as markers, molded into tools, and collected as souvenirs. This project is an installation that will be composed of translucent cast rocks, that reference the memories of the landscape from which they came. This piece invites viewers to reflect on how their environments have affected them over time, and reciprocally their effects on the environment.
Image above: © Stacy Keck
Image below: Courtesy of Kline Swonger
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
La Jolla Historical Society, 780 Prospect Street, San Diego, United States