An installation of art in nature brought children into an aspen grove to weave webs.
Wet weather didn’t prevent festival-goers from enjoying the folk tunes at Bluegrass in Paradise on July 14 and 15. The bluegrass festival had bands like David Grisman and The Infamous Stringdusters playing banjos and mandolins for the audience that grooved despite the rain. Here are some photos from the weekend:
The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience performs at the Crested Butte Bluegrass Festival, Bluegrass in Paradise.
Umbrellas speckled the hill where spectators sat while listening to Bluegrass music.
Jill Jordan, Keegan Jordan, Tessa Hilleman and Gillian Jordan danced in the rain together at Bluegrass in Paradise.
Shane Stroud and Dean Mellott enjoy the view of paradise at Bluegrass in Paradise in Crested Butte, Colorado.
This summer I am working as an art teacher and counselor for a kids art camp in Crested Butte, Colorado. This week we’ve been doing natural on-site art installations. The kids created all sorts of sculptures using stones, leaves, sticks and twine. Here are some of my favorites:
Austin Howes runs after a raft he made out of sticks and leaves.
A spiral of stones rests near the river.
Havalin Haskell and Elsa Deutsch work on making flower people at the river.
A strand of leaves on twine floats in the water.
The kids didn’t just create art in the river, but they also used natural objects to decorate eachothers’ hair.
A “fairy house” is created out of sticks and stones.
A group installation of painted rocks hung in a tree was a group effort by the camp students.
Stones dangle from the group installation.
I took photos of some friends tricking in a park and found my favorite pictures were those that showed the odd positions they contorted themselves into.
Ricky Sandoval seems to be floating like a dancer as he preps for a flip.
Frankie DiGuida finds himself near the ground as he finishes a trick.
Sandoval balances on his head for a moment.
DiGuida flies into the frame midflip.
Here is a shot I took at Lily Lake on Kebler Pass the other day. The lake was surrounded by squelchy wetland despite the dryness surrounding Crested Butte creating extreme fire danger. Salamanders and leeches slithered among the lily stems while thousands of mayflys flitted above the pads.
A fort nestled among boulders above the town of Crested Butte is created out of logs and sticks that make Andy Goldsworthy-esque art.