Five Person 360 Degree Landscapes

We had Deputy Director of Gemini, Nancy Levenson, astronomers Blair Conn and Djazia Ladjal, Ken Anderson and me take a half hour out of the morning’s work to create five art books of a 360 degree view

Five person 360 degree landscape accordion books drawn by Gemini staff and me

Five person 360 degree landscape accordion books drawn by Gemini staff and me

from the back garden of Casa Ocho. The view is divided into five pie-like segments and a person with an accordion blank book, twig and small pot of ink stands in each of the segments. The twig releases everyone from trying to be accurate or too much in control. For five minutes, each of us drew what we could see from our segment. Then, after sprinkling sand on the wet ink of our drawings, we closed our books and passed the books to our left and our bodies to the right. In this manner, all five segments were drawn, by all five artists, in five minutes at a time. After about half an hour, we had all five books full of art by all of us. The results look like ancient Japanese scrolls. We will be displaying them at the exhibition on Monday.

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