Reforestation of the Imagination

Reforestation of the Imagination
by Ginny Ruffner

Open Studio: January 2nd – January 20th, 2018
Exhibition Opening: January 21st from 1-4pm, with Artist Talk at 2pm
Exhibition: January 23rd – March 24th, 2018

From January through March, 2018, MadArt welcomes a new site-specific sculptural installation by Seattle-based artist Ginny Ruffner, in collaboration with new media artist Grant Kirkpatrick. Reforestation of the Imagination combines traditional glass and bronze sculpture with augmented reality. The artists use technology to overlay digital information onto sculptural objects, portraying two disparate worlds. The installation engages viewers’ curiosity as they navigate the space using handheld devices, exposing a forest regenerating from devastation. This imaginary and potential beauty revealed through augmented reality is the forest reimagining itself, a process which is not singular to a forest ecosystem, but also inherent to human creativity.