This summer, Cami Davis' Environmental Art class from University of Vermont worked with me on the Windscape installation at Shelburne Farms, in Shelburne, Vermont. One student stayed on and worked as a studio assistant. He is an incredible weaver! He also is a talented videographer. Please check out Jacob Lumbra! This video has a unique take about the process for Windscape.
"The goal of "Peace Comes Slowly Now" is to explore the artistic process through the lens of Nancy Winship Milliken's work on "Windscapes" for BCA's 2014 exhibition, Of Land and Local, at Shelburne Farms. This is coming from my time spent as her studio assistant for a month of her residency. This illustration of the artistic process is also a document of the setting and mood that accompanied Milliken's residency during the time I spent with her. I see art here as a meditative process that involves time, patience, and exploration. The time spent renders a physical manifestation of thought. The video begins by taking the terrestrial inspiration of the woods, landscape, lake, land, sheep and wool, then forwards into Milliken's work with ambient shots of the process, surroundings, and conditions of work. This leads into a thought space that involves clouds and the sail form. The video transitions into the materiality of the work in its outdoor space as it interacts with the elements—particularly light and wind. The final clip offers a snapshot of the completed installation with interaction from sheep and sheep herder." Jacob Lumbra