Whole Terrain illustrator, Sophy Tuttle, to create bike path mural

Sophy Tuttle has added beautiful illustrations to the pages of Whole Terrain‘s last five volumes. Her illustrations bring life and depth to each written piece, and she has a gift for encapsulating the heart of each author’s offering, accentuating it with a visual that helps engage the reader more deeply.

Over the course of the next month, Tuttle will be bringing a mural design to life in Keene, NH, and if you’re in the area, you are invited to help with paint parties!

The mural will include three panels and will be installed along the portion of the Cheshire Rail Trail that runs near¬†Antioch University New England, Whole Terrain‘s sponsoring institution. This is a biking and pedestrian trail that runs along an old railway line from Keene, NH to the NH/MA border. The mural design, shown above, represents the many ways that Antioch University New England hopes to inspire transformative change as its students move into the workforce: through environmental education and science, sustainable business, conservation and restoration projects, implementing sustainable food programs, and building community resilience in myriad ways. If you have visited the AUNE campus, you will recognize the beautiful bells running through the mural. The bells are part of an art installation by AUNE faculty emeritus, Ty Minton, entitled “Gaia: Dance of the Cosmos, an environmental essay in clay.”

If you’d like to help with blocking in the paint and adding layers, join tomorrow (April 19, 2018) at 85 Emerald St in Keene from 5-7pm, or join another paint party on the following dates:

 

Below are a few examples of Tuttle’s other murals, as well as illustrations from Whole Terrain’s Trust volume. See more of her work on her website.

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You can also catch Sophy Tuttle’s upcoming solo show at Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA. The show is entitled “Animalism,” and will open next week in recognition of Earth Day. It will be on view April 25-May 5, 2018, with an artist reception on May 4 from 7-9pm.

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