stop Installation 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 5
Directions 1. Hwy 101 exit 10 (Wolfville)
2. After 6 km, left on Gaspereau Ave
3. At the XTR gas station turn right to stay on Greenfield Rd
4. After 2.2 kms, left on Forest Hill Rd
5. Continue on Forest Hill Rd for 1.7 kms to a dirt road 6. Right to Wolfville Watershed Nature Preserve parking
7. Walk SE through black gated trail
8. Left on Ravine Trail
9. Follow trail for 7 minutes, look left
N 45 03'19.2 W 64 19'29.6" Artist 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.