Bushcraft... Radical Stimulus

Jessica Wildman's avatar Jessica Wildman Vote Code: 65306

Bushcraft…Radical Stimulus is an installation comprised of 24k gold thread hand woven into a series of nets anchored by 55 self-standing posts. The structure of the installation is based off of the pound net, a volume-harvest live-entrapment fishing apparatus that visually changed the Great Lakes coastal landscape during the late 19th to 20th century, and escalated economic and environmental changes to Great Lakes fishing practices, the waves of which are still felt today.  The title "Bushcraft..." is derived from a discipline which encompasses a set of skills one might need to acquire if left stranded or alone in the wilderness. As a body of work, Bushcraft…, adopts the skills associated with wilderness survival and recontextualizes them through the use of precious materials and personal objects. Bushcraft…Radical Stimulus operates poetically, allowing space for the viewer’s own invention.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 30'
  • Medium: 24k gold thread, copper gilded saplings
  • Width: 15'
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 8'