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.

 

DEAR FRIENDS,

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.

 

SELECTED PROMPTS