5th Annual Bumpkin Island Art Encampment

For five days this past week, twenty-five artists were invited to live on Bumpkin Island and create works inspired by the human and natural history of the island. The event is in its 5th year, however this was my first experience and most definitely will not be the last.

The works ranged from sound installation, sculpture, performance to mixed media and explore the flora and fauna of the island, the concept of restraint and many other themes. I saw a couple of very interesting works and because all these works are site specific, I’m intrigued as to how they will translate when exhibited in a gallery this coming Fall.

One of the best works I saw was Packrat, by Dirk Adams, Jesse Kaminsky and Helen White. These three artists literally used the entire island as their “canvas” and connected Bumpkin’s flora and fauna through giant string funnels. Unfortunately, the work was too interesting I did not take many photos of it, but I did go on a hike and followed the string until emerged from the harbor waters. I also found the performance by Sarah Buamert of the Pop-Up collective very interesting.

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  1. Meg

     /  August 4, 2011

    Nice post! It was a beautiful day to be out on the Island and I’m glad you were there. Just for reference, the performance was by Sarah Buamert of the Pop-Up collective. The white sculptures are by Meg Rotzel, also of the Pop-Up collective.

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  2. Thanks for posting these. A slight correction on artist group name in some of the text and images. The final sentence and the 2nd to last picture should be have “Axiom” changed to “Pop-up City”.

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  3. Thank you both for the corrections! They’ve been made. Thanks for reading.

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