Meet Kyle Browne

Watch this page for a link to a slide show of Kyle's work on the forest -- coming soon!

Creating art has taken Kyle around the world, and she is very excited to have the opportunity for an artist residency closer to her home in Boston, yet within the inspiring natural landscape of the White Mountain National Forest. The inspiration for most of her work stems from her appreciation and concern for the natural world and human interaction with it.


During her residency Kyle will be sculpting with natural materials to create site-specific ephemeral work that responds to the environment; drawing with graphite on paper to capture the shift of movement in time in the forest; and writing intuitive reflections and responses to her work. Some examples of her past environmental work and marine debris drawings are shown here; you can see more at www.kylebrowne.com. Check out her blog posts from the forest at http://punkadoodlestudios.com/.

Artist statement:
Each individual is given a limited time on this earth. Interactions with people, animals, objects, and the environment are all ways that show this passage of time, this journey, this -- shall I say -- performance. This temporary existence or performance is an opportunity to grow, share, connect and discover. Richard Long walked across diverse landscapes to engage in a ritual long done by men who walk to their holy lands, yet he honored the earth by creating with her natural materials. Christo & Jean-Claude wrapped islands, trees and coastlines like presents waiting to be opened, a gift to the human race. Andy Goldsworthy entrances us with his ephemeral environmental sculptures respecting the unspoiled settings that are becoming a rarity in our modern society. Each of these artists is actively participating in a dialogue with the natural world, experiencing and engaging in it from a own unique perspective. I propose to do the same during my residency on the WMNF. During the discourse I will observe, document and try to capture the ephemeral. Nature is never still, even on the quietest, windless nights. Questions I strive to unveil are: What does this ever-changing natural world teach us about ourselves, our deepest desires and instincts? What does she have to say? And how can her voice be heard amidst the chatter of our over-stimulated planet?

Kyle Browne