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Ian Boyden, environmental artist


Tuesday, April 8, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Multidisciplinary artist Ian Boyden will speak about his recent art installation project, 'Avian Flame: Mirror Ecologies of the Mind Consumed,' Tuesday, April 8, 7 pm in the MU Journey Room at OSU. The free event will serve as the launch for the Spring Creek Project’s second annual Campus Creature Census.

Boyden’s “Avian Flame” involved casting self-portraits out of bird seed, then watching and photographing as the seed-busts were fought over, shared, and ultimately consumed over the course of a week. Boyden will show video and photographs from the project, and offer reflections on the process of entering into the perceptual realities of other-than-human organisms.

Ian Boyden works across multiple media including painting, sculpture, artist's books, photography, site-specific installations, and land art. Boyden's work has been described as simultaneously geological, industrial, lyrical, and mystical. He studied for several years in China and Japan, and ultimately received degrees in the History of Art from Wesleyan University and Yale University. His website is: http://ianboyden.com/

Charles Goodrich