Deer fencing completely encloses Penn's Native Acre to protect native plant species from deer. Deer eat young tree samplings before they mature and can stop growth of the forest understory. Deer population is at an all time high in Pennsylvania and an issue for the Schuykill Center for Environmental Education. I use colorful strands of crocheted plastic to repair breaks in the fence. The crocheted chains will mimic vining plants present growing on the deer fence. Repairing breaks and vining will increase resistance against deer and wind.
Nine artists extend the art gallery on to the trails this summer at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, with installations including string and ribbon sculptures which transform natural places and meditation shelters. Each installation creates a new space to reflect on our relationship with the world around us and opens up insights on the artistic process. These works, both indoors and on the trails, were created last May along the Schuylkill Banks as part of Art in the Open 2014.