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Directions 1. Hwy 101 exit 10 or 11 into Wolfville
2. South on Gaspereau Rd
3. Continue on Greenfield Rd
4. Right at Gas Station to stay on Greenfield Rd
5. Left on Forest Hill Rd 6. Watershed Nature Preserve on right
7. On foot through gated trail
8. Left on Ravine Trail
9. Continue past the culvert
10. Look to the left N 45 03'19.2 W 64 19'29.6" Artist
Leylines of Ghosted Trees A length of burlap saturated with cyanotype solution snakes across the forest floor. Partially buried under leaves, branches, earth and stones, the exposed cloth both holds and sheds debris from the landscape. Over time, patterns left on the cloth become an extended physical inscription of place. Leylines are hypothetical alignments between places of power, straight 'paths' or routes in the landscape which are believed to have spiritual significance.
Cyanotype is made up of two discrete chemical parts that become sensitive to UV light when combined in a solution. Once the treated cloth is exposed to UV light, the chemicals change colour. Areas receiving the greatest exposure turn the distinctive Prussian Blue, areas receiving less light or blocked from sunlight produce a ghostly image, called a photogram. This installation sponsored by Wolfville
www.bmo.com Bonnie Baker Bonnie Baker works at drawing and printmaking. Before moving to Nova Scotia, Bonnie studied glass blowing in Ontario, lived in the Yukon, and traveled through Alaska. Bonnie has studied printmaking at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design,and under private tutelage. In addition to drawing and printmaking, Bonnie worked with textiles from 1984 to 2007. Community engagement is very much part of her practice. She has organized the outdoor projection of text written collectively by several hundred strangers; printmaking marathons using skateboards, roller blades, bicycles, and all things wheeled; exhibits on the open interpretation of the book form; and environmentally sensitive outdoor installations in her home community of Annapolis Royal. Her work with cyanotypes begun in 2017. During an artist residency at Port Bickerton Lighthouse, she is making a series of experimental cyanotypes. She’s a founding member, active printmaker, and den mother of Elephant Grass Print Collective, a community-based printmaking studio in the fishing village of Parker’s Cove, Nova Scotia where her studio is located. Bonnie is a recipient of an Established Artist Award from Creative Arts Nova Scotia. https://bonniebakerstudio.com/