In conjunction with the Mother Nature/Human Nurture exhibition, Pamella Allen will create a new earthwork for OSH, FINDING CENTER- Nature Speaks History, on view through fall 2023.
Dictated by the landscape and history of the exhibition site, it will incorporate oyster shells that represent our historical reliance on our waterways, starting with the first people, the Lenape. Solar lights will represent the eternal flame for the souls of all the individuals who walked this land. The sculpture will also include living pollinator plants and recycled wood chips to represent a habitat for the endangered local ecosystem.
On May 13 from 11 am-1 pm, the public will be invited to contribute phrases to the sculpture about their own relationship with nature, resulting in a collaborative community prose piece informed by history and touched with aspirations for the future. Please use this link to RSVP for the workshop.