Bronwyn Minton created this View22 piece from Karns Meadow in early July. She was paired this location because it is central to her “sense of place”, as she lives nearby and walks by it nearly every morning.
Bronwyn is the Associate Curator of Art at the National Museum of Wildlife Art and has worked in a variety of mediums to create works that are often inspired by the complexity and elegance of the natural world.
Her View22 piece is reminiscent of her “Borderlands” installation on display at the St. John’s Hospital Birth Center – 51 three-dimensional rubbings of native plants, each mounted behind a 1″ thick piece of plexiglass and hung together to create a single installation. Each rubbing was created from plants that Bronwyn collected, to create “the experience of looking through a magnifying glass or a microscope.”
For View22, Bronwyn collected native plants from her neighborhood open space, Karns Meadow, to create a set of graphite and acrylic on board panels meant to be displayed as a pair.
Later in July, Bronwyn returned to Karns Meadow as one of the local artists invited to collaborate with the Exquisite Gardeners for the Land Trust’s FoundSpace project, a community art installation to celebrate Karns Meadow, built from found objects gathered on Land Trust protected properties.
– Leslie Steen