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Rick Mills, Professor of Printmaking at Long Island University, is also artist in residence at the Teaneck Creek Conservancy and through this has developed a programme of art and education.Â He has involved a range of artists with environmental/ecological practices, as well as work with children and young people in local schools. Using resources of the site, both natural and man-made (a significant amount of concrete from roadworks was at some point dumped in the Conservancy) the site now demonstrates their motto: Where nature, history and art come full circle.
Works address the specificity of the local (Ariane Burgessâ€™ Turtle Peace Labyrinth) as well as the larger landscape of migration (Lynn Hullâ€™s graphic work highlighting the origins and destinations of birds migrating through Teaneck Creek).Â They reference other artists working in natural contexts (Mills homage to Ian Hamilton Finlay), as well as the issues of sustainability (Eduardo Rabelâ€™s mural project).Â
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