Thursday, March 28, 2013

Aldo & Leonardo Project Up and Running

Aldo and Leonardo, a joint project between Colorado Art Ranch and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, began hosting it's first artists in residence in March, 2013.

The artists are housed at the Sabana Research Station in El Yunque National Forest East of San Juan Puerto Rico. This experimental forest contains the El Toro Wilderness and is overseen by the International Institute of Tropical Forestry and has more plant diversity than all the other US wilderness areas combined. There are seven different forest types from the top of El Toro down to the ocean. The Art Ranch artist are joined by a group of Puerto Rican artists selected by the Museum of Contemporary art of Puerto Rico.

Artists have been joining scientists in the field to gather data and learn about this important wilderness area. They are also creating their own work in reaction to what they observe and experience.

See the Aldo & Leonardo Blog for more information about this project.