TONIGHT! The BSLA EP Speed Studio kicks off ay 6pm. Was happy to help set this event up with @ninakennychase @amylinne @jessajess642 @saranewey , but am sad to be unable to attend…. Nonetheless, this is a unique happening for greater Boston LA’s.
The Speed Studio tour starts promptly at 6pm, at the offices of Stephen Stimson Associates. Check out the full schedule of tour including Reed Hilderbrand and Hargreaves Associates here: http://bit.ly/1qaa2NZ
*Out of courtesy to the firms and due the fast paced nature of the tours, if you are late or unable to make one of the tours, simply meet us in front of the next studio at the designated time.

TONIGHT! The BSLA EP Speed Studio kicks off ay 6pm. Was happy to help set this event up with @ninakennychase @amylinne @jessajess642 @saranewey , but am sad to be unable to attend…. Nonetheless, this is a unique happening for greater Boston LA’s.

The Speed Studio tour starts promptly at 6pm, at the offices of Stephen Stimson Associates. Check out the full schedule of tour including Reed Hilderbrand and Hargreaves Associates here: http://bit.ly/1qaa2NZ

*Out of courtesy to the firms and due the fast paced nature of the tours, if you are late or unable to make one of the tours, simply meet us in front of the next studio at the designated time.

Southwest view  from atop New Hampshire’s Mt. Monadnock with exposed granite ledge in foreground. According to PDT, this bald mountain top is the result of a wolf hunt wirh unforeseen consequences. The last known regional wolf pack was surrounded on the top of the mountain and the local sheep farmers set the mountain top a blaze. They managed to wipe out the wolves but burnt the vegetation to the ground as well; consequently the mountain top topsoil eroded and left the bald  granite face one finds at the summit today. #yankeedonia #landscape #gowest

Southwest view from atop New Hampshire’s Mt. Monadnock with exposed granite ledge in foreground. According to PDT, this bald mountain top is the result of a wolf hunt wirh unforeseen consequences. The last known regional wolf pack was surrounded on the top of the mountain and the local sheep farmers set the mountain top a blaze. They managed to wipe out the wolves but burnt the vegetation to the ground as well; consequently the mountain top topsoil eroded and left the bald granite face one finds at the summit today. #yankeedonia #landscape #gowest

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

4 of 24: Fig. 3.4 Spatial relationship of boundary, border, and edges. Adapted from Formand & Moore (1992). W= width dimension of edge; V = vertical; L = length.  #formanwatercolordiagrams #trifectarez14

4 of 24: Fig. 3.4 Spatial relationship of boundary, border, and edges. Adapted from Formand & Moore (1992). W= width dimension of edge; V = vertical; L = length.
#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

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)

1 of 24: Fig. 3.9. Saum, mantel, and veil of forest edge. #formanwatercolordiagrams #regionallandscapeecologyday #trifectarez14
http://davidbuckleyborden.com/#/the-forman-watercolor-diagrams/

1 of 24: Fig. 3.9. Saum, mantel, and veil of forest edge. #formanwatercolordiagrams #regionallandscapeecologyday #trifectarez14

http://davidbuckleyborden.com/#/the-forman-watercolor-diagrams/

REGIONAL LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY DAY
Tomorrow is “Regional Landscape Ecology Day!” To celebrate I’m spending the day with Richard TT Forman by creating 24 watercolor diagrams based on illustrations from Forman’s book, Land Mosaics, The ecology of landscapes and regions.
I’m not sure it’s possible to create 24 watercolor diagrams in 24 hours. Nonetheless, I will certainly gain a better understanding of landscape ecology and its design implications. Project starts at 7AM, Friday, June 6th.
Project page/warm up study drawings: http://davidbuckleyborden.com/#/the-forman-watercolor-diagrams/

REGIONAL LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY DAY

Tomorrow is “Regional Landscape Ecology Day!” To celebrate I’m spending the day with Richard TT Forman by creating 24 watercolor diagrams based on illustrations from Forman’s book, Land Mosaics, The ecology of landscapes and regions.

I’m not sure it’s possible to create 24 watercolor diagrams in 24 hours. Nonetheless, I will certainly gain a better understanding of landscape ecology and its design implications. Project starts at 7AM, Friday, June 6th.

Project page/warm up study drawings: http://davidbuckleyborden.com/#/the-forman-watercolor-diagrams/

May 2010: Understudy with Jon Piasecki and his ‘Stone River’ in Duchess County, NY. Jon’s Stone River is a hand-laid mica schist walk constructed within a historic, linear, agricultural debris pile. Modern stone work at its best. 
View more of Jon Piasecki’s work here: http://www.goldenbough.net/

May 2010: Understudy with Jon Piasecki and his ‘Stone River’ in Duchess County, NY. Jon’s Stone River is a hand-laid mica schist walk constructed within a historic, linear, agricultural debris pile. Modern stone work at its best. 

View more of Jon Piasecki’s work here: http://www.goldenbough.net/

FORMAN WATERCOLOR DIAGRAMS

Fig. 9.10 Six types of landscape based on predominant spatial pattern. (Adapted from Forman (1990b).

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:  http://bit.ly/1gzaaTF

FORMAN WATERCOLOR DIAGRAMS

Fig. 9.10 Six types of landscape based on predominant spatial pattern. (Adapted from Forman (1990b).

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: http://bit.ly/1gzaaTF

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.

FORMAN WATERCOLOR DIAGRAMS* Fig. 1.9.A. The New England (USA) Region, showing surrounding regions.
As the planet spins one feels that the atmosphere is circulating around the globe. Atmospheric ‘cells’ form within this apparent overall circulation, due to differences in solar output and the configuration of continents, mountain ranges, and oceans. Each cell exhibits its own macroclimate, an essentially uniform weather history over a large area, and each contrasts with the surrounding cells. Some regions are the same size as, but many are a subset of, a macroclimatic cell. Thus, a region normally has a single macroclimate, which provides a region-wide control over soils, ecosystems, and natural processes.
 *Study drawings in watercolor and ink created for landscape ecology education. Series re-presents diagrams with 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-In-Residency program at Eagle Lake, NY. #trifectarez14 #landscape #ecology #richardttforman
View ongoing project here.

FORMAN WATERCOLOR DIAGRAMS* Fig. 1.9.A. The New England (USA) Region, showing surrounding regions.

As the planet spins one feels that the atmosphere is circulating around the globe. Atmospheric ‘cells’ form within this apparent overall circulation, due to differences in solar output and the configuration of continents, mountain ranges, and oceans. Each cell exhibits its own macroclimate, an essentially uniform weather history over a large area, and each contrasts with the surrounding cells. Some regions are the same size as, but many are a subset of, a macroclimatic cell. Thus, a region normally has a single macroclimate, which provides a region-wide control over soils, ecosystems, and natural processes.


*Study drawings in watercolor and ink created for landscape ecology education. Series re-presents diagrams with 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-In-Residency program at Eagle Lake, NY. #trifectarez14 #landscape #ecology #richardttforman

View ongoing project here.

Detail of Ecological Distress Map No. 4: Hydroscape.
Map pinpointing hydroscape distress points,  32X32” — currently on display at Bodega @bdgastore. 
///    Secondary Map Source:  Reisner, Marc. Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1993. Print.
#wildwestatbdga #wildwest #ecology #cartography #landscape #land8 #landarch #design #nature #earth #deserttime #landscapearchitecture  #trifectayr1 #trifectaeditions

Detail of Ecological Distress Map No. 4: Hydroscape.
Map pinpointing hydroscape distress points, 32X32” — currently on display at Bodega @bdgastore.
/// Secondary Map Source: Reisner, Marc. Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1993. Print.
#wildwestatbdga #wildwest #ecology #cartography #landscape #land8 #landarch #design #nature #earth #deserttime #landscapearchitecture #trifectayr1 #trifectaeditions

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/