Overstory: A Field Guide to A Studio in the Woods A Studio in the Woods


Binding: Perfect Bound
Pages: 68
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Overstory chronicles the history of A Studio in the Woods, an artist residency program located on the Mississippi River in New Orleans, and explores the flora and fauna that live in the bottomland hardwood forest surrounding the area. The book was designed by artist Sara White, with essays by David Baker, Andy Horowitz and Mead Allison and illustrations by Penny Baker.

A Studio in the Woods, a program of the Tulane ByWater Institute is located in an endangered bottomland hardwood forest. The space is dedicated to forest preservation, science-inspired education and providing a peaceful retreat for artists and scholars who are interested in tackling challenging issues with imagination, resourcefulness and power. ASITW’s work is based on the proposition that Southern Louisiana can be seen as a microcosm of the global environment, manifesting both the challenges and possibilities inherent in human interaction with urban and natural ecosystems. ASITW provides intimate residencies that connect artists to the local community through creative discourse centered on environmental and social challenges; protects and preserves the woods within which the Studio resides; and engages students of all ages in innovative arts and environmental initiatives.

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Weight 0.4 lbs
Dimensions 7.5 × 5.5 × 0.25 in