The Geography We is a story.It’s a story told by Caldera youth.It’s a story that comes to life with voices, imagination, and creativity.It’s a story of connection to Caldera, school, family, community, and each other.It’s a story expressed through artwork and the power of the creative process.
The sun is central to all living things on Earth. It is constant.We each move through life with a spark of sun inside us and our gathered light intensifies when we are together. Like the sun, we are dynamic and powerfully bright.Where is your brilliance? What is your energy source? How do you respond to flares and outages in your power? How do you shine?
Life is wild, and it is all around us.Among the animals, we learn to be tender, tough, and creative. Their beauty and diversity inspires us to great works of compassion and art. Wildlife helps us understand our unique position in the world–and to treasure nature everywhere it flourishes, even within ourselves.
The land is a great gift–and a great responsibility.It has always been our home and our most important resource. Our food, our water and our shelter all come from the earth. Its beauty inspires us–from its soaring, snow-capped mountains and deep blue lakes to its vast plains and rolling green hills. There are new mysteries to discover every day in the ground beneath our feet.
Through collage, brainstorming and mapping exercises, students articulated issues they face in their school. They made posters that served as public service announcements as a way to influence change in their community. As a February artist in residence, Emily then took the students’ slogans and turned them into hand-drawn stop-motion animation films in her own studio. She returned to the school two months later to show the students what they had inspired. Student participants: Banana (12th), Hanimal (10th), Purple Peanut Butter (9th) from Bend, Cookie Dough (9th) from Redmond.
Location: Saturday High School Workshop at Caldera