Eco Art project at Paramount Open Space underway - volunteer to pull ivy Sunday

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sarah Kavage creating art from ivy

Eco Artist Sarah Kavage has begun a fascinating “Eco-Art Project” to be located in Paramount Open Space.

With her help, volunteers from Shoreline Community College and Shoreline's Ridgecrest neighborhood began clearing out a section of English Ivy, a highly invasive weed, from Paramount Open Space Park as part of the art project.

The project, by artist Sarah Kavage, was commissioned by the City of Shoreline for the "Groundswell" program that places public art in Shoreline parks. Kavage will be using the ivy vines to weave a sculpture that will be suspended from the trees in the park, directly above where the ivy was cleared.

Kavage says, "I was inspired by the fact that Paramount Open Space has been preserved and maintained by volunteers for decades. It seemed important to honor their dedication and create something that contributed to those restoration efforts."

Volunteers are needed to help gather materials
This is the Before shot

The artwork will be created entirely out of natural materials and ultimately displayed as suspended sculpture at Paramount Park later this fall.

She says “I will be creating a temporary sculpture out of invasive ivy at the Paramount Open Space in Shoreline. The ivy for the project will be gathered and prepared this August and September at a series of volunteer work parties in Paramount Open Space. These efforts will also of course contribute to stewardship and restoration efforts by clearing ivy from sections of the park.”

She has undertaken many eco art projects before and her work can be viewed on her website

After the ivy collection process

The public is invited to participate in the final work party this Sunday, September 25, 12-3pm at the North End of Paramount Open Space at NE 152nd and 11th NE.

If you’d like to help contact Sarah

Volunteers should wear gloves, long sleeve shirt, long pants, and closed toe shoes. Bring garden pruners and other hand tools.

Be a pART of Art!

Correction: the date of the work party is 9-25 not 9-18.


Anonymous,  September 21, 2016 at 10:23 AM  

Hi! The work party is actually this Sunday, Sept. 25 from 12-3 (not the 18th). Come on by!

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