Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Costume Design




Headpiece, sumi-e ink blossom cape, and iridescent fabric & wire moth wings
styled, designed and created by Lara Schaberg

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Spark




Unfurl 
oil on 30 x 40" canvas

  I spent the year creating art on the edge of an abandoned cherry orchard. The landscape inspired paintings and mixed media work in a variety of sizes, including the series, Orchard. The painting above was chosen to be part of the exhibition Spark. The show was sponsored by the Northport Art Association and Freenjoy, the producer who received a 2017 Grammy award for BeyoncĂ©'s Formation video. 


Monday, January 1, 2018

The Endless Cherry Orchard: Overflow





Overflow
found electrical wire, graphite, oil, fabric on
30 x 30" deep cradle wood panel 

Orchard RE-Vision. I volunteered to be part of a social justice project called The Endless Orchard in New Orleans. This meant planting fruit trees throughout the city, accessible to everyone. It is a project designed to provide the urban neighborhoods with a shared resource and to create space for connection. "We believe that cities could be like communal gardens," write the creators of this Fallen Fruit alternative orchard based on ecology, food justice, and community. We also planted trees in the Lower Ninth Ward in the Bayou Bienvenue Wetland, an area that needs replanting because of the severe wetland loss. Fruit is a transcultural symbol of sharing, and the citywide orchard of 300 trees will be free for all to pick. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Overflow Study






Overflow (#Revolutionary Love) Study
cherry juice, watercolor, graphite, block print ink triptych on 12x 16" cold press paper

Friday, March 17, 2017

Women in a Cherry Orchard



Women in a Cherry Orchard
graphite, watercolor, block print ink, oil pastel
on 32 x 38" cold press paper
sold

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Orchard

A series of paintings, drawings, & digital photographs, as well as one paper and touchscreen handscroll; a multimedia exhibition. I translated a movement through the orchard, a haunted and complex space that has a long tradition in artistic, political, agricultural, and mythological landscapes. Now a place of rebirth and revision. 

The unfurling tree in bloom offering the poetry and gift of fruit. 







Lucy: enviromental and civil rights activist 
who walked with me in the orchard 
from winter into the spring














Monique (1985 poet): activist and Femaissance artist 
Community members of the Endless Orchard project
in New Orleans















The handscroll, Orchard, was created in an old abandoned industrial cherry orchard. This is a topography etched with the remains of industrial farming and inequality from migrant labor, as well as potential for new modes of ecological engagement. It is an intersectional site where issues of equality, environmental justice, women's rights, nature, and culture collide. The materials include cherry juice and branch, copper electrical wire, grasses, carmine ink, oil paint, watercolor, block print ink, and graphite on 144" x 30" cold press paper. The touchscreen and paper Instagram version is 33 squares of digital photography, pieced together in time as it was created. Improvisational Performance Art.