DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination:
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June 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Ginny Ruffner combines traditional glass sculpture with Augmented Reality (AR) technology to create an interactive viewer experience in Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination. Visitors to the exhibition will use a downloadable app that superimposes digital information over seemingly barren sculptures, creating two distinct realities to explore.
The installation consists of six islands, each featuring colorless glass sculptures of tree stumps that appear barren and bleak. Ruffner has imagined a gloriously complex and colorful alternative environment that viewers can access using AR’s technological lens. In this second reality, the stumps grow unique appendages of mythical flora. Ruffner designs these fictional species to adapt to their surrounding conditions in a means unexpected, beautiful, and optimistic. Reforestation of the Imagination calls into question our very notions of reality and fantasy, of concrete and abstract, and of desolation and hope, all while drawing attention to contemporary ecological issues.
Same Event: Wait! There's more! Because I took too many pictures, photos from this event were divided among the following pages:
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2019_06_27A3_SIRG_NaturePP: DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Press Preview: Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination and Michael Sherrill Retrospective (25 photos from 06/27/2019)
2019_10_07C5_SIRG_Ruffner: DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination (16 photos from 10/07/2019)
2019_06_27A1_SIRG_Ruffner: DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Exhibit: Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination (30 photos from 06/27/2019)
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2019 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
a four-day jaunt to Massachusetts (Boston, Stockbridge, and Springfield) to experience rain in another state,
Asheville, NC to visit Dad and his wife Dixie,
three trips to New York City (including the United Nations, Flushing, and the New York Comic-Con), and
my 14th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con (including sites in Utah).
That's it so far!
Partially Reviewed: Rough draft. I've gone through these pictures once, removing the worst ones, some duplication, etc. I usually take sequences of 4 or 5 pictures at a time and there are lots of near duplicates. I'll be doing a final review later which will cull the pictures down some. To be honest though, I'm way behind on doing final reviews.