I love the promise + revival of spring.
It makes me feel alive + energised again,
after the long winter.
The Mother Nurture Project began early Spring 2010 with 15 participants to explore the idea of creative nurturing in nature.
In just a few short weeks they walked, sat, watched, played, opened their eyes and ears to what was around them and recorded what they saw and felt.
Most did not yet see themselves as “artists”.
Libby undertook her own experiments with being in nature and reflecting creatively on what this can teach her. The Project is now being shared in an interim exhibition at City College in Brighton 10-16 June, with a film: “Re-creation”, interactive map and 9 “flying books”. All new participants will be sent an inspiring list of local places to enjoy nature.
The pioneering first batch of creative nurturers are: Nike Bishop, Richard + Archie + Elliot Biddle-Ferguson, Leo & Peter Knapp, Pearl, Kelly + Ella, Graeme Sutherland + Beatrice Davy-Sutherland, Natacha Gordon, Cody Rothery + Assuntina Cardillo-Zallo. There ages range from 7 to 40+. English, Italian, French, Canadian, Australian, mostly Brighton-based. All delightful people who have delved right in.
We welcome enquiries from other groups / places the project and interactive, ever growing exhibition can be offered.
Photos from first installation click HERE! (Facebook)
NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE
Egg House Art invites you to share in
“The Mother Nurture Project” this spring/summer –
a participatory art project connecting people + nature.
A simple experiment into caring for ourselves.
START: Spend just a moment or more with trees – sea –
sky – animals – a flower in the pavement – the wind on
your cheek. Whatever draws you in for as long as you like,
as often as you like.
OBSERVE: Watch your breathing, start to relax.
You might walk,lie down or sit. Use your senses +
intuition. Notice any effect this has.
REFLECT: Take a simple photo or two of you
(or part of you). Of what you saw – thought – felt.
Write a few words, draw, doodle, collect special
things. Whatever you do is perfect – no “right” or
“wrong”, only your individual experience.
Collect your experiences in a small sketch
book you can carry with you. See here
for inspiration. Notice how your awareness
changes over time.
SHARE: Send your experiences/photos/words/
scanned images via email to us or add them to
our online map (see website). Maybe invite a
friend/child to participate with you. Invite us to
offer the project within a place / group you are
connected to and help it grow.
“And the day came when the risk to remain
tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took
to blossom” (Anais Nin)
Download and print your own Invitation to join
The Mother Nurture Project (1 + 1 to share).
GOOGLE MAP OF BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN NATURE
View & print a list of recommended places for Nature Nurturing… the cheapest most reliable therapy we know of!
Add your own places / moments and keep The Mother Nurture Project growing…
Click on View Larger Map (below) to find out more…