With the transition from summer to fall, The Interpreter Project is also transitioning to its next phase which is the legacy portion. We will be creating a book on Newton the newt who has been living at the Richmond Nature Park since the early 2000s. The theme will be on the passages of time, continuing with the concept of the senses through an abstracted visual exploration of water, earth and the community around us.
In preparation for the book, I been collecting images of water, earth and people from the community and how they relate to these ideas during two sessions of Open Studio on September 7th and September 14th. Many were excited to add to the book; one boy stating, while painting, that he is working for Newton. Others admired the progress of the pages and was inspired by the scenes of the changes of the seasons. Though it has been quieter here as the park due to the wet in weather, it has been nice to spend longer periods of time with those who came by.