Dates: June 2016
Art Form & Inspirations
Lisa Ward is a conceptual artist with a background in carpentry, architecture, and theater.
Alison Cole is a lapidary artist with a background in bio-geology and science education.
Their collaboration is an effort to explore geologic time by seeing it through the landscapes we currently inhabit. Their project focuses on engaging the senses to aid the mind in imagining the past while living in the present.
Alison Cole and Lisa Ward are artists from the Pacific Northwest. They will be visiting Petrified Forest National Park with their project “Phone Call to Past Epochs” – a roving phone booth that allows visitors to place a call to environments of the past.
The artists will be locating the phone booth in different locations during their residency hoping visitors will happen upon it in unexpected places.
Visitors who pick up the phone will be greeted by an operator who will connect them to the sounds of the environment that once stood under their feet millions of years ago.