The Wild West at BDGA exhibition is now down and I just want to wrap up the project and say “thank you” to everyone who made this installation possible. The project was a great creative experience and an inspiring case study for ecology-based, research-driven art and design.

Finally, all remaining collaborative prints from the exhibition are now available for sale on the Bodega site here: http://bit.ly/1wiJkmd
… And check out the latest show @bdgastore featuring @soems and company if you get the chance. #wildwestatbdga #ecology #landscape

American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation  by Eric Rutkow.  Highly recommended to those interested in the cultural landscape, past, present and future, of American woodlands. Its interesting to consider trees as a strategic resource of national security…especially in terms of mounting global environmental crisis. Could it be so simple: more trees, less drones…#landscape #landarch #trees #designresearch

American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation by Eric Rutkow. Highly recommended to those interested in the cultural landscape, past, present and future, of American woodlands. Its interesting to consider trees as a strategic resource of national security…especially in terms of mounting global environmental crisis. Could it be so simple: more trees, less drones…#landscape #landarch #trees #designresearch

Site-specific “forest flag” concept sketch. Collaboration with Christina Harris. #trifectares14 #landscape #vexillology

Site-specific “forest flag” concept sketch. Collaboration with Christina Harris. #trifectares14 #landscape #vexillology

Site marker for Trifecta Editions Hibernaculum highlighting trees’ ability to hold a mountain in place; 1” red cordage, acer rubrum, glacial talus. #trifectares14 #landscape #geology #dendrology #erosioncontrol

Site marker for Trifecta Editions Hibernaculum highlighting trees’ ability to hold a mountain in place; 1” red cordage, acer rubrum, glacial talus. #trifectares14 #landscape #geology #dendrology #erosioncontrol

Eagle Lake skyscape. I’m back in Ticonderoga, NY for my Trifecta Editions artist residency. Beyond initiating several landscape installations, I’ll be taking over The American Guide Instagram for the week to post about the natural history and cultural landscape of the Adirondack region. I highly recommend The American Guide for their collective work documenting the culture ecology of America. The American Guide tumblr is one my favorites. A highly recommended follow! @americanguide @trifectaeditions #trifectares14 #landscape #americanguide

Eagle Lake skyscape. I’m back in Ticonderoga, NY for my Trifecta Editions artist residency. Beyond initiating several landscape installations, I’ll be taking over The American Guide Instagram for the week to post about the natural history and cultural landscape of the Adirondack region. I highly recommend The American Guide for their collective work documenting the culture ecology of America. The American Guide tumblr is one my favorites. A highly recommended follow! @americanguide @trifectaeditions #trifectares14 #landscape #americanguide

View of Connecticut River from rail-to-trail bridge in Deerfield, MA. Spectacular bike ride includes diverse landscapes from family farms to industrial mill ruins to functioning factories. I agree with John Stilgoe  that bicycles may be the best mode of landscape exploration. Read Stilgoe’s “Outside Lies Magic” and tour a new place on a well maintained bikeway and tell me it isn’t so. Ride Franklin County’s 18.7 mile River Road Loop if you ever have the chance. Many cyclists agree it’s one of New England’s best kept secrets. #railtotrail #bicycle #infrastructure #landscape #flippedexperience

View of Connecticut River from rail-to-trail bridge in Deerfield, MA. Spectacular bike ride includes diverse landscapes from family farms to industrial mill ruins to functioning factories. I agree with John Stilgoe that bicycles may be the best mode of landscape exploration. Read Stilgoe’s “Outside Lies Magic” and tour a new place on a well maintained bikeway and tell me it isn’t so. Ride Franklin County’s 18.7 mile River Road Loop if you ever have the chance. Many cyclists agree it’s one of New England’s best kept secrets. #railtotrail #bicycle #infrastructure #landscape #flippedexperience

View from summit (2000’) of Borestone Mountain in  Monson, Maine. Two spring-fed “fishless” alpine ponds create condition of freakishly clear and still water. Slate landslide (in center) reveals areas most famous export; “blackest slate in the world.” Monson slate can be found atop St. Paul’s Cathedral in NYC and the graves of JFK and Jackie O. I highly recommend the Borestone Mountain day hike. The mountain top all you can eat blueberry buffet is the best I’ve experienced. #landscape #slateresearch #trifectares14

View from summit (2000’) of Borestone Mountain in Monson, Maine. Two spring-fed “fishless” alpine ponds create condition of freakishly clear and still water. Slate landslide (in center) reveals areas most famous export; “blackest slate in the world.” Monson slate can be found atop St. Paul’s Cathedral in NYC and the graves of JFK and Jackie O. I highly recommend the Borestone Mountain day hike. The mountain top all you can eat blueberry buffet is the best I’ve experienced. #landscape #slateresearch #trifectares14

Thunder cloud formation, Monson, ME. #weatherwatcher #zeus #landscape

Thunder cloud formation, Monson, ME. #weatherwatcher #zeus #landscape

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)