Rinne Allen and the Air Plants Proliferation Project (A-4P) come together in this environmentally minded art show to celebrate the beauty of nature and the blooming plant life that spring brings.
Light drawings by Rinne Allen
Rinne Allen is an Athens based photographer and champion of the quiet beauty found in nature. Her work has been published in over a dozen national and international books and magazines.
The works on paper presented in the brewery were all created in Rinne’s home garden, located just a block away from Creature Comforts. These “light drawings” are actually cyanotypes, one of the world’s earliest forms of photography. To make a cyanotype, paper is coated with a light sensitive solution that causes the paper to turn blue when exposed to light. Covered areas of the paper do not expose, so a blank silhouette remains. The paper can be toned with tea, coffee and other solutions to achieve the tan colors seen in some of Rinne’s light drawings.
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Air plant display and recycled paper sculpture by the A-4P
The Air Purifying Proliferation Project (A-4) is a collaborative group of artists based in the Lamar Dodd School of Art, headed by printmaking faculty and graduate students. The project represents an initiative to promote sustainable studio art practices and greater environmental awareness. One component of this initiative is the inclusion of purifying air plants in studio spaces. Further, the A-4P promotes natural materials and cleaning agents for the studio practice instead of wasteful single-use mediums or harsh chemicals.
A-4P leader Ry McCullough created the recycled paper sculpture with found wood forming its skeleton. The artists joined this recycled paper form, their repurposed pallet plant display and a Creature Comforts barrel to create a composite environmental sculpture. This sculpture represents the fusion of function and beauty in the display of art and air plants, as well as the Creature Comforts tasting room as a whole.