Unveiling: Saturday, April 1 at 4pm
Uprooted, a sculptural installation by environmental artist Stephanie Garon, considers humanity’s interruption of nature through the visual metaphors of lines. Comprised of steel and English ivy, an invasive plant species sourced at Glen Echo Park, the artwork references the historical, cultural, and scientific lines of the land. Dividing lines define edges: the people that claim access to the land, the invasive species crowding the native environment, and the geological location of Glen Echo Park on a plateau of Piscataway and Anacostan land. Uprooted suggests a degradation of the ecological balance over time.
About Stephanie Garon:
Stephanie Garon received dual science degrees from Cornell University, then attended Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Her environmental art has been exhibited internationally in London, Colombia, and South Korea, as well as across the United States. Her writing, a critical aspect of her artistic process, has been published in international literary journals. Her poetry book, Acreage, was published by Akinoga Press in December 2021 and is available at Politics & Prose Bookstore. She is a Hamiltonian Gallery Fellow, a National Park Service Artist-in-Residence in the Everglades, and a recipient of a Puffin Foundation Environmental Art grant.
The unveiling ceremony will take place Saturday, April 1 at 4 pm. Stephanie Garon and Mireya Pasa Stirzaker (NPS Park Ranger and Natural Resource Specialist) will say a few words.
Our page with more information about the installation: https://glenechopark.org/uprooted
Stephanie Garon’s website: https://www.garonstudio.com/