16 Sep '18, 5pm

Artist celebrates nature and its impermanence with morning altars

Artist celebrates nature and its impermanence with morning altars

When Day Schildkret was about 5 years old, he would rescue worms stranded after rainstorms, making holes for them in the wet earth. "I’ve always been drawn outside where everything's alive and changing," Schildkret tells MNN. "But it wasn't just the desire to save the worms. I would decorate all the holes with sticks and berries and flower petals. The front yard would turn into a constellation of beauty, all trying to find the worms back home." As the years passed, he would make these nature-inspired "altars" to mark special occasions, like birthdays, but it wasn't until a bad breakup six years ago that his childhood creativity was accidentally revived. He was grief stricken, walking his dog in Wildcat Canyon, a park near his home in the San Francisco area. "I couldn’t help but notice all this beauty around me … a mourning dove feather, a tuft of coyote hair, a beautiful l...

Full article: https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/bl...

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