Heaven and Earth 1: 2009
Heaven and Earth 2: 2010
Heaven and Earth 3: 2011
Heaven and Earth 4: 2012
Heaven and Earth 5: 2013
Heaven and Earth 6: 2014
Heaven and Earth 7: 2015
Heaven and Earth 8: 2016

Printable Maps (pdf format):

letter size: 8 1/2" x 11"
tabloid size: 11" x 17"
original size: 17.5" x 14"

Participating Artists:

Julie Lindell
Joe Reno
Miguel Edwards
Viewlands Group
Brenda Scallon
Alan Fulle
Suze Woolf
Cameron Mason & Lara McIntosh
Josho Somine
Rebecca Maxim
Garry Golightly
The Unearth Collective
Bellevue and Sammamish:
Fox Anthony Spears
Suzanne Tidwell
Judy Shintani
Lee Imonen
Vancouver BC:
Tiki Mulvihill

Sponsored by:

Center on Contemporary Art
Carkeek Park Advisory Council
Seattle Parks and Recreation
Associated Recreational Council
Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
4Culture Site Specific
Washington State Arts Commissions

Supported by:

QFC: Quality Food Centers
University Bookstore
Pacific Industrial Supply
Pacific Topsoils, Inc.
Green Bean Coffee House
The Revere Group
Jonathon Cluts

contact David Francis or Ray Freeman to help support this year's show and artists.

Rootbound: Heaven and Earth 4

Artwork on display June 23 - October 31, 2012.

Rootbound Trail Map
Click on individual numbered squares to see more about the artist and the artwork.
One of the country's only outdoor art exhibits occurring in a public nature preserve, Rootbound: Heaven and Earth IV offers visitors a 2-3 mile sculpture trail through Carkeek's canyons and creeks in northwest Seattle, highlighted this year by performance art and site-specific sculpture in 120-year old Piper's Orchard. Additional media include sound art, kinetic sculptures, and landscape interventions. All works are considered experimental: some are designed to last for the entire four month display period, June 23 - October 31, 2012, while others incorporate decay and erosion. The exhibit's themes offer a variety of perspectives on art and nature.

Sponsored by Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Carkeek Park Advisory Council, Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and 4Culture Site Specific.

Rootbound features four returning artists and 14 new ones from around the Puget Sound, as well as Vancouver BC, California, and Oregon. Maps of the exhibit, along with tours of the artwork, artist appearances, and more, will be available at the Opening Reception, June 23, 2012, 2-5pm at the Environmental Learning Center, 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd., Seattle, WA 98177. Free.

Curated by David Francis, Fulbright Scholar, writer, archaeological field technician, and CoCA board member since 2005.

Artists include:
Seattle: Julie Lindell, Joe Reno, Miguel Edwards, Viewlands Group, Peppé, Brenda Scallon, Alan Fulle, Suze Woolf, Cameron Mason and Lara McIntosh, Josho Somine, Rebecca Maxim, Gary Golightly, The Unearth Collective; Bellevue and Sammamish: Fox Spears, Suzanne Tidwell; California: Judy Shintani; Oregon: Lee Imonen; Vancouver BC: Tiki Mulvihill.

Rootbound Catalog now on sale.

Full Color Catalog from 2012 Temporary Outdoor Art Exhibition at Carkeek Park and Point Shilshole Beach in Seattle. Presented by Center on Contemporary Art, curated by David Francis, with essays by David Francis and Willow Fox. Featuring the work of 18 artists in 19 locations throughout this 216 acre Urban Wilderness.

$22 + tax&shipping. Purchase from our lulu Storefront.
50 pages, 8.5 x 8.5, full color, soft cover, perfect bound.
Voices at The Orchard Room
Saturday, September 15, 2012, at 3:00 pm at Piper's Orchard.
Music, some poetry, and a conversation led by John Boylan.

"I’ll be leading a conversation at 3 pm on Saturday afternoon, September 15, in Carkeek Park. As part of CoCA’s Heaven & Earth exhibit in the park, Cameron Mason and Lara McIntosh created a room made of silk in the park’s orchard. They’ve been staging performances and other events in the room throughout the summer. This time the two have asked me to have a conversation about the process of making art in a park, and the high probability that art left for several months in an unmonitored but highly trafficked place may be deeply changed over that time. The art may become participatory in ways the artist never envisioned. How does that affect the work and the artist’s role in creating it?"

- John Boylan
Sponsored by:

4Culture Site Specific Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs Washington State Arts Commission

Art Identification:

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