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.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Lots of new work from Artist Leslie Sobel (Canyons of the Ancients)

Check out Leslie's latest work!


Encaustic monotypes from my September 2013 artist residency at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. One of the most powerful aspects of this trip was the dramatic weather and the impact it had on all of our activities. September 2013 was a month of huge weather in Colorado. In a wilderness setting where one is outdoors in an immense landscape big weather is an overwhelming and powerful experience.

Rain Over Desert
Storm - works on paper(Leslie Sobel)

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