By Esther Rogers
Getting really excited for our adventure in CO! Each new bit of information confirms that it is really real, that I am actually a part of this incredible collaboration, coming together of unique, wonderful people! Yay!
I've started reading up on the place we will be, and the people who were, and the land that is... I don't know how far I will get in the book list, but every bit I read helps me to feel more in humble awe of this opportunity, of the place...
Contract signed and mailed...
Packing list in the works. I add to it every few days as I think of something else, or change my mind about some odd item.
Counting down with my list of projects and items to complete before I set off on Amtrak from Rochester. Today I have rehearsal, teaching, then I drop off Scubba (my cello) at the cello doctor to have a repair made.
A Wilderness Science and Art Collaboration
Aldo & Leonardo, a partnership between Colorado Art Ranch and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, is a project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The project is inspired by the scientific wisdom of Aldo Leopold and the artistic genius of Leonardo da Vinci. Our endeavor is an interdisciplinary collaboration of artists and scientists designed to celebrate the lands, resources and opportunities protected by the Wilderness Act. In 2013, we are hosting one-month residencies in six diverse wilderness areas. Artists will work alongside wildland research scientists and gain firsthand knowledge of the wonders, complexities and challenges of our nation's wildest places. The result will be a body of work that creatively illustrates the value of wild areas and honors the scientific efforts to preserve wilderness for the next fifty years.