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May 27, 2013 | Willy

Inverted Appearances

Weaving Between Structures: Inverted Appearances from WC Tank on Vimeo.

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Weaving Between Structures is a first person serial poem of concussed cartography and explorative dispatch, abstracting a state of continuous arrival in the surreal landscape that is Lynden Sculpture Garden. These writings are responses to time spent investigating and imagining the garden as both a full character with distinctive personality traits and a broad world with its own rules and ecosystems living inside of it.

Weaving Between Structures is a recurring feature on this blog by Lynden Sculpture Garden Blogger-in-Residence WC Tank. To learn more about his work, click here.

May 10, 2013 | Willy

Invisible Threads

Stepping off and double taking
notation of footprints, the cache of paths
recalling bluntly the twigs that snapped
when I racked my focus between
the multiverstaircase adjacent to the hand fan

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waving at me

climbing stairs through threads between barriers
exposing both boundaries and connections

the branching tracks of some large mechanical animal
foreign or domestic depends on perspective

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there is a magnetism between the motionless

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Weaving Between Structures is a first person serial poem of concussed cartography and explorative dispatch, abstracting a state of continuous arrival in the surreal landscape that is Lynden Sculpture Garden. These writings are responses to time spent investigating and imagining the garden as both a full character with distinctive personality traits and a broad world with its own rules and ecosystems living inside of it.

Weaving Between Structures is a recurring feature on this blog by Lynden Sculpture Garden Blogger-in-Residence WC Tank. To learn more about his work, click here.

April 30, 2013 | Willy

This month in Nohl updates:

- Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg have a solo exhibition, The Vanishing Point, at the Portrait Society Gallery in Milwaukee open through May 10. The exhibition includes work created during a residency at the Goldwell Open Air Museum in Beatty, NV, on the edge of Death Valley. More information about their time at Goldwell is available here, and you can learn more about The Vanishing Point at the Portrait Society Gallery website.

- Sonja Thomsen's nexus is installed at the Hoffmaster Gallery at Lawrence University in Appleton. The exhibition is on view through May 5, and you can learn more about it here. Her project proscenium a part of the Midwest Photographers Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College in Chicago. Thomsen also recently spoke at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque as part of the Gale Memorial Lecture Series.

- MKE Film have posted an in-depth interview with Faythe Levine, whose new film, Sign Painters, recently showed at the Smithsonian. In the interview, Levine discusses the positive impact Nohl funding has had on her ability to work as an artist in Milwaukee.

- John Riepenhoff's John Riepenhoff Experience is part of a group show at L-F-S-T in Tokyo. An exhibition of his plein air paintings is up at Queens Park Railway Club in Glasgow.

April 10, 2013 | Willy

Visitors to Lynden often comment on our distinctive entry and exit gates and the railing that runs alongside our front patio. All three pieces are the work of Dan Nauman's Bighorn Forge Ironworks, located in Kewaskum, Wisconsin. Nauman and Bighorn Forge have now won awards at the International Metalcraft Competition for their work at Lynden. The bronze patio railing took a gold medal and the steel entrace gate took a bronze medal. The competition was sponsored by the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association and was open to nearly 600 members firms throughout the U.S. and in 7 foreign countries.

Bighorn Forge work at Lynden
Patio railing, photo by George Lottermoser of Lotter Moser & Associates

Bighorn Forge work at Lynden
Entrace gate, photo by George Lottermoser of Lotter Moser & Associates

April 5, 2013 | Willy

May Be Bridge

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Approaching a wooden footbridge that seems to rally in light,
bearing the signifier of a potentially slippery response
motioning forward and pausing, struck
wondering emotively, if I turn around
will everything slip and rearrange itself?

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Maybe.

I scan the surface of the terrain sheeted still with virgin snow
noting checkpoints for shadow shelter, including
a twisturned obelisk on an island of moist dead grass, squishy
two figures pockmarked by time, holding hands
compelled into vastness
as if sleepwalking for centuries

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I want to run across their expanse

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Weaving Between Structures is a first person serial poem of concussed cartography and explorative dispatch, abstracting a state of continuous arrival in the surreal landscape that is Lynden Sculpture Garden. These writings are responses to time spent investigating and imagining the garden as both a full character with distinctive personality traits and a broad world with its own rules and ecosystems living inside of it.

Weaving Between Structures is a recurring feature on this blog by Lynden Sculpture Garden Blogger-in-Residence WC Tank. To learn more about his work, click here.

March 22, 2013 | Willy

We're excited to introduce Weaving Between Structures, a new recurring feature on this blog by Lynden Sculpture Garden Blogger-in-Residence WC Tank. To learn more about his work, click here.

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Weaving Between Structures is a first person serial poem of concussed cartography and explorative dispatch, abstracting a state of continuous arrival in the surreal landscape that is Lynden Sculpture Garden. These writings are responses to time spent investigating and imagining the garden as both a full character with distinctive personality traits and a broad world with its own rules and ecosystems living inside of it.

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As I remove the parachute from over my eyes
I pan my circumference around a horizon spotted
with forms whose immediate visages do not inform motion
yet an undulating stillness cries contrary silently
through an air permeated by fertile invisibility

Expeditions begin with perimeter pondering
through deep winter trudge
beneath hibernating hives
and a blue jay swooping from an interstellar waterslide
thinking its easy to treat behemoths as islands

Until I’m weaving between structures noting
their unseen interconnectivity
The sculpted seem to want to be trees
and the different shades of these reprieve a rupturing
synthesis with an unscalable white wall sleeping on its back

Veined with the shadows of modernist bone
and the footprints of something small
I follow in parallel with what once ran
tailed by the faint scratches of frozen leaves
gliding across the ice like glass tumbleweeds

March 18, 2013 | Willy

Suitcase Fund recipient Eddie Villanueva was mentioned as part of "This Year's New Talent" at the Scope Fair 2013 by the NY Arts. To read the piece, click here.

Current Nohl Fellow Faythe Levine has released the official trailer for her forthcoming documentary (co-directed by Sam Macon), Sign Painters, and announced the first official screening, March 30 at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC. To watch the trailer, click here. For more information on the screening, click here. More screenings are being scheduled.

February 18, 2013 | Willy

Chris James Thompson, Nohl fellow from 2010 in the Emerging category, and Detective Pat Kennedy talk about Thompson's film, The Jeffrey Dahmer Files, on CNN. Take a look here.

2012 Suitcase Fund recipient Marsha McDonald has added an artist talk with poet, photographer and "high Sierras mountain man" Tinker Greene as part of her exhibition at Chandler Fine Art in San Francisco. More information on the exhibition here.

February 15, 2013 | Willy

Bob Retko, senior grounds manager and author of From the Wild Side, a recurring feature on this blog, organized a Basic Level Chainsaw Safety Training Certification class at the Village of River Hills meeting room. The class, which was organized in conjunction with the Forest Industry Safety Training Alliance (FISTA) from Rhinelander was led by Ben Parsons. Twelve participants learned basic chainsaw safety techniques from 7 am until 3 pm. See below for some pictures from the training session.

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February 13, 2013 | Willy

A (couple days) belated "Thank You!" to everyone who organized, attended and participated in our 3rd Annual Winter Carnival. Howard Leu of ThirdCoast Digest took some excellent pictures, which you can see in a slideshow, here.


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