NATHALIE MIEBACH

In Summer 2015, I was an Artist in Residence at the Mountain Lake Biological Field Station in the west Appalachian mountains of Virginia.
I focused my time on developing various mark making systems to capture the sounds I heard all around me.
The result is this very new body in which collages are used as sound maps to track the direction and quality of sounds found in different environments.

 

The Observers
Paper, wood
16"x20", extends off wall by 6", 2015

This piece was made while at residence at the Mountain Lake Biological Station in the
Appalachian Mountains in Virginia. Sharing this mountain top with thousands of flora and
fauna, were about 70 biologists from all over the world. This piece is about
them, the curious explorers of the natural world on this not so lonely mountain
top. Wind and bird sounds are translated into directional lines, the top of the
piece pointing West.