Ecological Distress Map: Mega Drought America

The United States Map Code, Title 5, U.S.C., Chapter 10. Respect for map: No disrespect should be shown to the map of the United States of America; the map should never be displayed with the Great Lakes upside down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life, property or landscape. The upside down map is an internationally recognized means for obtaining help and indicates that a landscape needs immediate assistance. Use of upside down map in other circumstances is against federal law.

April 2014 drought intensity data source: Mathew Rosencrans, CPC/NCEP/NWS/NOAA. http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/ 

More ecological distress maps from the Wild West at BDGA exhibit can be found here: davidbuckleyborden.com 

Summer Dispersal Map: Nest, Neighborhood, Home Range, Territory and Weekend Car Camping Extent. 
More maps here: http://davidbuckleyborden.com/

Summer Dispersal Map: Nest, Neighborhood, Home Range, Territory and Weekend Car Camping Extent. 

More maps here: http://davidbuckleyborden.com/

Dirty Thirties Map

Historic ‘Ecological Distress Map’ showing the extent of the Dust Bowl’s ecological disaster and the mass migration routes to the West Coast. Most sever dust bowl damage is outlined in red. Inset image features children on way to school in DIY face masks in Latkin, Kansas, circa 1935.

Part of series of Ecological Distress Maps on exhibit at Bodega. Map was edited out of exhibition due to space limitations.


The Wild West at BDGA exhibition runs through August at Bodega (6 Clearway St., Boston)…Some prints are nearly sold out. More about the ongoing show and Ecological Distress Map series can be found here: http://bit.ly/1o9WHFp

3 of 24: Fig. 9.9. Distinctive particle sizes in three types of region characterized by wind, glacial or water deposits. #formanwatercolordiagrams #trifectarez14

3 of 24: Fig. 9.9. Distinctive particle sizes in three types of region characterized by wind, glacial or water deposits. #formanwatercolordiagrams #trifectarez14

(Source: davidbuckleyborden.com)

2 of 24: Fig. 6.4. Zones with altered airflow caused by a windbreak. #formanwatercolordiagrams #trifectarez14

2 of 24: Fig. 6.4. Zones with altered airflow caused by a windbreak. #formanwatercolordiagrams #trifectarez14

(Source: davidbuckleyborden.com)

Fig.9.12. habitat interspersion, adjacencies, and convergency points.
A result of interspersing more than two habitats is to produce convergency points (‘junctions’ or type of ‘convert’). Design (a) has one convergency point, while design (d) has one has two. Such locations are of special importance to certain species. Convergency points are important well beyond wildlife habitat. They are often funnels for flows of water, eroded particulates, and mineral nutrients, as well as for moving animals. Thus, they are ideal locations for predators and hunters. Indeed, for the same reason, they are ideal for wildlife-oberserving blinds and platforms. Convergence locations are also ideal for species-targeted ecological-based landscape interventions such as hibernaculums. 
*Study drawings in watercolor and ink created for landscape ecology education. Series re-presents diagrams and text from Richard TT Forman’s Land Mosaics, The ecology of landscapes and regions, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2006.
Created in part as preparation for my participation in the 2014 Trifecta Editions’ artist residency at Eagle Lake, NY. #trifectarez14 #landscape #ecology #richardttforman
View ongoing project here.

Fig.9.12. habitat interspersion, adjacencies, and convergency points.

A result of interspersing more than two habitats is to produce convergency points (‘junctions’ or type of ‘convert’). Design (a) has one convergency point, while design (d) has one has two. Such locations are of special importance to certain species. Convergency points are important well beyond wildlife habitat. They are often funnels for flows of water, eroded particulates, and mineral nutrients, as well as for moving animals. Thus, they are ideal locations for predators and hunters. Indeed, for the same reason, they are ideal for wildlife-oberserving blinds and platforms. Convergence locations are also ideal for species-targeted ecological-based landscape interventions such as hibernaculums. 

*Study drawings in watercolor and ink created for landscape ecology education. Series re-presents diagrams and text from Richard TT Forman’s Land Mosaics, The ecology of landscapes and regions, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2006.

Created in part as preparation for my participation in the 2014 Trifecta Editions’ artist residency at Eagle Lake, NY. #trifectarez14 #landscape #ecology #richardttforman

View ongoing project here.

Interested in learning more about the Wild West at BDGA exhibit? Check out the feature by Alex Khatchadourian on the Boston Globe’s BDC Wire here: http://bit.ly/1oX1hTG
In addition to the interview, you can potentially win a Wild West at BDGA print from Trifecta Editions, Valor Press, and/or Union Press —- Looking forward to seeing folks at the opening on Saturday night (7-9pm). Thanks again for the interest and support!
Opening reception details: http://davidbuckleyborden.com/#/wild-west-at-bodega/

Interested in learning more about the Wild West at BDGA exhibit? Check out the feature by Alex Khatchadourian on the Boston Globe’s BDC Wire here: http://bit.ly/1oX1hTG

In addition to the interview, you can potentially win a Wild West at BDGA print from Trifecta Editions, Valor Press, and/or Union Press —- Looking forward to seeing folks at the opening on Saturday night (7-9pm). Thanks again for the interest and support!

Opening reception details: http://davidbuckleyborden.com/#/wild-west-at-bodega/

American Bison Extermination Map

Digital drawing, 29X29” Giclée print, #100 Canson cotton photographique rag paper
Updated/re-presentation of American conservationist, taxidermist, and author William Hornaday’s iconic American Bison Extermination Map published in 1889 by the Smithsonian Institute. This thematic three-color map Illustrates areas of population die-off and systematic extermination via species distribution up to 1889. Map also includes years of local extermination and current distribution of the American bison as of 2003.

Hornaday’s cartography, writing and conservation advocacy is credited with preserving the American bison from extinction.

Source: Hornaday, William Temple. The Extermination of the American Buffalo. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2002. Print.; Isenberg, Andrew C. The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750-1920. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001. Print.

This map part of a larger body of work, Wild West at BDGA, which is now on exhibit at Boston’s Bodega Store. More maps and information on the show, including the open-reception on this Saturday (May 17th)  can be found here: http://davidbuckleyborden.com/#/wild-west-at-bodega/

#wildwestatbdga

American Bison Extermination Map

Digital drawing, 29X29” Giclée print, #100 Canson cotton photographique rag paper

Updated/re-presentation of American conservationist, taxidermist, and author William Hornaday’s iconic American Bison Extermination Map published in 1889 by the Smithsonian Institute. This thematic three-color map Illustrates areas of population die-off and systematic extermination via species distribution up to 1889. Map also includes years of local extermination and current distribution of the American bison as of 2003.

Hornaday’s cartography, writing and conservation advocacy is credited with preserving the American bison from extinction.

Source: Hornaday, William Temple. The Extermination of the American Buffalo. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2002. Print.; Isenberg, Andrew C. The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750-1920. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001. Print.

This map part of a larger body of work, Wild West at BDGA, which is now on exhibit at Boston’s Bodega Store. More maps and information on the show, including the open-reception on this Saturday (May 17th)  can be found here: http://davidbuckleyborden.com/#/wild-west-at-bodega/

#wildwestatbdga

Laser etched ESRI spatial data on wood with Myles O’Brian and @habbyshaw. Shout to Mike Foster for the GIS data wrangling and @oceanattic for RP testing. #wildwestatbdga
For Wild West at BDGA, opening reception on May 17th. 
http://davidbuckleyborden.com/#/wild-west-at-bodega/

Laser etched ESRI spatial data on wood with Myles O’Brian and @habbyshaw. Shout to Mike Foster for the GIS data wrangling and @oceanattic for RP testing. #wildwestatbdga

For Wild West at BDGA, opening reception on May 17th. 

http://davidbuckleyborden.com/#/wild-west-at-bodega/

Prepping for “artist talk” with Cyrille Conan this week as part of upcoming Trifecta: Year One event at Fourth Wall. Will cover art, design and landscape architecture work leading up to my Trifecta Hibernaculum Artist Residency this summer, as well as projected futures…whoa. Presentation is schedule for 2PM, Sunday, May 25th.
Trifecta: Year One event info:
https://www.facebook.com/events/317933318354388/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Prepping for “artist talk” with Cyrille Conan this week as part of upcoming Trifecta: Year One event at Fourth Wall. Will cover art, design and landscape architecture work leading up to my Trifecta Hibernaculum Artist Residency this summer, as well as projected futures…whoa. Presentation is schedule for 2PM, Sunday, May 25th.

Trifecta: Year One event info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/317933318354388/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

WORKING FOR THE CLAMP DOWN.
Map base in-process. Collaboration with Myles O’Brian for Wild West at BDGA.

WORKING FOR THE CLAMP DOWN.

Map base in-process. Collaboration with Myles O’Brian for Wild West at BDGA.

Western Adventure: Part R+R, part field visit for Wild West at Bodega.  I land in Utah next Friday. Any suggestions  or tips on secret spots related to desert or cultural landscape are most welcome. Bryce and Zion on itinerary….boots courtesy ol’ man McGregor.

Western Adventure: Part R+R, part field visit for Wild West at Bodega. I land in Utah next Friday. Any suggestions or tips on secret spots related to desert or cultural landscape are most welcome. Bryce and Zion on itinerary….boots courtesy ol’ man McGregor.

Forman Watercolor Diagrams: Origin and Persistence

Fig. 2.1. Patch types, their origins and persistence. The five types of illustrated assume the original landscape was mature coniferous forest. Thickness of arrow over each patch is roughly proportional to its persistence or half-life.

From ongoing series of ten 8 X 10” study drawings in watercolor and ink created for landscape ecology education. Series re-presents diagrams from Richard TT Forman’s Land Mosaics, The ecology of landscapes and regions, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2006.

View complete up to date set of Forman Watercolor Diagrams here.

Forman Watercolor Diagrams: Origin and Persistence

Fig. 2.1. Patch types, their origins and persistence. The five types of illustrated assume the original landscape was mature coniferous forest. Thickness of arrow over each patch is roughly proportional to its persistence or half-life.

From ongoing series of ten 8 X 10” study drawings in watercolor and ink created for landscape ecology education. Series re-presents diagrams from Richard TT Forman’s Land Mosaics, The ecology of landscapes and regions, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2006.

View complete up to date set of Forman Watercolor Diagrams here.

GLX Project UPDATE
The Green Line Extension (GLX) project has decided to extend the deadline for submissions for the GLX Integral Art Program. 

Due to an inconsistency in the submission deadline between with the submittable.com site and other sources of procurement information, and in light of the great response received to date, the deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, February 28th, 11:59 pm. 

Artists may still submit, withdraw or re-submit submissions between now and this new deadline. Submissions must be received using the online platform. 

More information about the GLX Art Program can be found on the GLX website here. 

As always, please share and pass on to those that may be interested in the project.

GLX Project UPDATE

The Green Line Extension (GLX) project has decided to extend the deadline for submissions for the GLX Integral Art Program.

Due to an inconsistency in the submission deadline between with the submittable.com site and other sources of procurement information, and in light of the great response received to date, the deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, February 28th, 11:59 pm.

Artists may still submit, withdraw or re-submit submissions between now and this new deadline. Submissions must be received using the online platform.

More information about the GLX Art Program can be found on the GLX website here.

As always, please share and pass on to those that may be interested in the project.

Forman Watercolor Diagrams: Boundaries and Edges

Fig. 3.13. Eight common boundary surfaces

From ongoing series of ten 8 X 10” study drawings in watercolor and ink created for landscape ecology education. Series re-presents diagrams from Richard TT Forman’s Land Mosaics, The ecology of landscapes and regions, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2006.

View complete up to date set of Forman Watercolor Diagrams here.

Forman Watercolor Diagrams: Boundaries and Edges

Fig. 3.13. Eight common boundary surfaces

From ongoing series of ten 8 X 10” study drawings in watercolor and ink created for landscape ecology education. Series re-presents diagrams from Richard TT Forman’s Land Mosaics, The ecology of landscapes and regions, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2006.

View complete up to date set of Forman Watercolor Diagrams here.