Ann Marie Schneider


art | landscape experience | interpretive design | regenerative futures
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Equisetum Returns

Series of monotypes that imagine integrating prehistoric scale Equisetum (aka Horsetail) into the built environment as new structures for decaying architectures.

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Foot Notes 350 million years ago, horsetails (genus Equisetum)  reached heights of 50-100 feet.  These ancestors, called calamites, were a key component of lush swamp forests that became coal deposits through millenia of decomposition and alchemy.  They are uniquely resilient,  thriving today at a much smaller scale, in nutrient poor soils created by human development.
Sumi ink, watercolor, and pen/india ink on watercolor paper.
1.  ERMP #8,    9”x12”
2.  ERMP #6.  9”x12”
3.  ERMP #23,  7”x11”
4.  ERMP #21,  7”x11”
5.  ERMP #11.  9”x12”
6.  ERMP #13  9”x12”
7.  ERMP #10,  9”x12”  Currently exhibited at the Rue de Cerise in mid-September at the Good Arts Building:  
8.  ERMP #22,  7”x11”

9. ERCB#1.  India ink, watercolor, and etching.  9”x12” on Clayboard.