Ethan Bodnar
ARTIST STATEMENT
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Artist StatementExploring gardening as a design process, artistic platform, community practice, and educational experience. Decoding the landscape, forming space for stillness, capturing light, creating an atmosphere for growth, and finding its wildness.


Purpose
Building a forward thinking and interdisciplinary gardening community, creating tools to help people effortlessly play with plants, making accessible the skills needed to confidently work in the garden, re-shaping an economic mindset around investing more in plants, and empowering people through garden based education.


Ideas
Listening to nature, making art from the space, the ebb and flow of the seasons, designing future moments in time, choreographing the interactions of plants, bluring the boundrary of inside and outside, collaboration between plants and human design



Select Projects


Video commission for Electric Objects exploring kinetic harmony through plants, 2016
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Plant Instructions zine, made for Gillman Zine Fest in Berkeley, 2016


School Garden Mural workshop at SF elementary school. 2016 and 2017 In collaboration with Hannah Perine Mode




The High Line Photographic Stud. A visual exploration of seasional shifts of Piet Oudolf’s planting designs, 2015. 
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Plant Shadow Drawing. A series of drawings for The 100 Day Project, 2015. More on Instagram →




Sage Cutting Zine, for Gilman Zine Fest in Berkeley, 2016




Horticultural Film Fest. Brick oven pizza for Hort Club at Merritt College, 2016. In collaboration with Erica Schapiro-Sakashita




Plant Bath Time. An open source photo series, 2016. More on Instagram →