This is the saddest!!! help these owls out.
Cabin-Time superfriends Breathe Owl Breathe got their tour van and all of their instruments stolen and pillaged while on tour on west coast America. While the van was recovered, it was totaled, and left an empty shell. All of their instruments, gear, computers, and clothes are at large in the Bay Area.
Please consider donating to help get them home to mighty Michigan.
Here are a few photos from the residency I am currently on with my cousin, collaborator, and brilliant conservation biologist Eva Dwyer. For more check the instagram @lucyengelman & @evadwyer & @rabbitisland. And last but not least, here’s a bit about us and our project:
Along with being collaborators, we are cousins from different sides of the country with very different strengths and a mutual passion for exploring and responding to the environments we have the chance to walk, swim, and climb through. During our stay on Rabbit Island, we hope to create a cohesive collaboration between science and art through the conservation efforts of creating guides and similar documentation of evidence of the islands carefully observed landscapes and its inhabitants.
Our project consists of many different aspects that will organically influence each other, much like our collaboration as scientist and artist. While on the island, we plan to identify birds and fish first and foremost and document their nesting habits, territorial traits, as well as any other identifying factors that present themselves. If the timeline allows, we hope to identify various elements of the vegetation as well including native plants, fungi, and trees.
In addition, after this fieldwork is complete and we have walked the 1.81 circumference of the island (overgrowth permitting), I plan to fabricate an illustrated map of the island to be included in the guide.
There will also potentially be several culinary residents on the island at the same time. The idea of additionally documenting edible plants of the island for the guide appeals to me as well and will add another element of collaboration, science - art - food.
The majority of this fabrication will take place in the following months so the project will be complete for the Devos Museum exhibition in the fall. Our main goal on the island is to do as much site specific data gathering as possible so we can collect a generous index of visual and sensory references to ultimately create a finished guide and map. My hope is that in creating this guide and map that blends together the artistic interpretation of illustration with the meticulous evidence of science, Rabbit Island can serve as an example of promoting conservation through collaborative understanding and representation of place.
I recently got to work with the lovely ladies of Liddabit Sweets to create take aways. We became acquainted through our work with Eat Boutique and hit it off quickly creating this—tada!
Print Sale // Adventure Field Guide Fundraiser
As some of you may know, I am going to be attending a residency on Rabbit Island off the coast of Michigan’s upper peninsula on Lake Superior. My cousin and conservation biologist Eva Dwyer will be my collaborator as we research and create a map and field guide for the island. We will be spending two weeks in late July and early August identifying and classifying plants, fish, and birds then spending the following few months creating the content for the Rabbit Island Field Guide.
There are so many exciting things happening on the island including a lot of culinary explorations,foraging expeditions, filmmaking, composing, and of course endless drawing and conservation work. My hope is to document it all through writings and illustrations. My intention is to document as much of the visitors conservation and exploration endeavors as possible—and thats where you come in.
In order for this all to be possible, we need the funds to dream big and make the most of our time there. This includes obtaining the proper gear to complete our conservation efforts, publishing our findings and creations, and distributing them to further encourage conservation efforts on the island and inspire them elsewhere.
The print you see above Heron and Trout, two species native to the island, will be for sale to raise money for this project. Prints are 16in x 20in and $15. Donations are also welcome. We’re incredibly grateful for any help to complete this exciting project.
To see whats going on with the island right now, follow them on instagram @rabbitisland or twitter @rabbitisland
or Donate Here