BYRDCLIFFE IN A BOX
lovingly created in collaboration with Erika Kari McCarthy for Byrdcliffe AiR
Byrdcliffe in a Box is our initiative to support our creative community from afar. Since we cannot be physically near one another at this time we have designed an artist’s care package – a compact version of our artist residency to be carried from Byrdcliffe’s mountain utopia to your doorsteps.
Part time-capsule, part game, each box is a selection of five unique items that have emanated from Byrdcliffe – bits of Byrdcliffe history, art, & natural environment. Each package includes 36 prompting cards that shape the box into a companion to your studio practice, an invitation for creative exploration, and/or reminders of poetry, however you choose to engage. Together, we hope these things will provide new material to continue your studio practice from home with a dash of our mountain utopia in the mix.
As creators, we devote ourselves to transformation. Existing materials, blended with imagination and time and
energy and insight, become new artifacts:
clay becomes a vessel;
a blank page becomes a story;
voice becomes music;
breath becomes sculpture;
shadow becomes puppet;
the stage becomes a wilderness;
the wilderness becomes a stage;
a gathering of individuals becomes a chorus;
pauses become rhythms;
walls become portals.