The Forest Studio

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O’FIAICH COLLEGE, ANNUAL FIELD TRIP TO RAVENSDALE FOREST 

Land Art is an intriguing form of contemporary art which works within a variety of natural environments, transforming living materials into distinct compositions. The forest studio offers many ways to perceive nature, and to structure these perspectives into a variety of artworks that explore lines, shapes, dimensions, and patterns found in the natural world.

The art, craft and design students of O’Fiaich College (Dundalk, County Louth) undertake an annual trip to Ravensdale Forest to produce artworks using foraged natural materials. It’s an opportunity to explore working with both found organic materials for mark making (i.e. mud, grass, sticks, berries, flowers, and charcoal) and to also investigate working with larger sculptural forms that evoke the idea of shelter within forest habitats.