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Katharina Roth - Falling Leaves. Idaho Botanical Garden's Land Art Exhibit on March 15, 2020, Boise, Idaho. The exhibit will be on display March 14th through April 30th.

The exhibit showcased 9 ephemeral works using natural materials by local artists: Katharina Roth, Nicole MacDonald, Dyan Ferren, Helen Kaishin McGill, Camilla Dahlin, Marlene Mussler-Wright, Jane Tharpe, Claire Remsberg, and Ace Zappa. The artist were present to discuss their work.

Artist Statement:
Ephemeral art - art that is short-lived, transient, fleeting, or passing.

Unfired porcelain when it is exposed to the elements is ephemeral in its very own nature. Rain, snow, wind, and sun will change the unfired porcelain leaves. Eventually they will break down and return to the earth where the porcelain originally came from.

For Falling Leaves, I hand build over 500 leaves and strung them on wool, some of which I hand dyed with wolf lichen that I had collected. The leaves on the ground and the ones with metal leaf I fired in the kiln in order for them to retain their shape and serve as a reminder of the leaves that have dissolved over time.

I hope you will enjoy the space these leaves create. I dedicate the installation to my father who as a landscape designer created the most fantastic gardens. Katharina Roth, 2020.

This was the Idaho Botanical Garden's second Land Art Exhibit and featured works using natural materials such as unfired porcelain, wool, hemp, cotton, rock, branches, corn paper pulp, leaves, burnt cedar, reindeer moss, and paper. These pieces challenged the artists to think about creating art that does not permanently occupy a space. Due to the nature of these natural art pieces the displays will decay and decompose over time.
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Katharina Roth - Falling Leaves. Idaho Botanical Garden's Land Art Exhibit on March 15, 2020, Boise, Idaho. The exhibit will be on display March 14th through April 30th.<br />
<br />
The exhibit showcased 9 ephemeral works using natural materials by local artists: Katharina Roth, Nicole MacDonald, Dyan Ferren, Helen Kaishin McGill, Camilla Dahlin, Marlene Mussler-Wright, Jane Tharpe, Claire Remsberg, and Ace Zappa. The artist were present to discuss their work.<br />
<br />
Artist Statement:<br />
Ephemeral art - art that is short-lived, transient, fleeting, or passing. <br />
<br />
Unfired porcelain when it is exposed to the elements is ephemeral in its very own nature. Rain, snow, wind, and sun will change the unfired porcelain leaves. Eventually they will break down and return to the earth where the porcelain originally came from. <br />
<br />
For Falling Leaves, I hand build over 500 leaves and strung them on wool, some of which I hand dyed with wolf lichen that I had collected. The leaves on the ground and the ones with metal leaf I fired in the kiln in order for them to retain their shape and serve as a reminder of the leaves that have dissolved over time.<br />
<br />
I hope you will enjoy the space these leaves create. I dedicate the installation to my father who as a landscape designer created the most fantastic gardens. Katharina Roth, 2020.<br />
<br />
This was the Idaho Botanical Garden's second Land Art Exhibit and featured works using natural materials such as unfired porcelain, wool, hemp, cotton, rock, branches, corn paper pulp, leaves, burnt cedar,  reindeer moss, and paper. These pieces challenged the artists to think about creating art that does not permanently occupy a space. Due to the nature of these natural art pieces the displays will decay and decompose over time.