A gif of the exhibition title, Ambrosia, in Hoss Sharp with various glyphs and images shuffling and replacing random letters in the word.

Sarah Richardson

A glyph of a crayon.

Dear Nature

After exploring the topic of “man
& nature” for the past four years, I am closing out my academic experimentations with a series of letters to nature, written in the form of poems. My research and experimentation within the relationships that we as humans hold with the natural world have resulted in extensive personal growth, uncovering new perspectives and ways of approaching further time spent with this topic. These letters follow me through time spent with nature in multiple environments and experiences. Included in the final piece are a multitude of images taken from my personal photo archive and donated by others.
The form of the book includes 6 signatures acting as chapters, a letter-style cover, and an exposed coptic binding. Not only did my time writing these letters further the closeness I felt with the topic, but having a hands on experience with the book-making itself solidified my connection and interaction that I wish to continually have with nature through my work in the future.

The background of the photo shows the spine of a handmade book with exposed coptic stitching. Each chapter of the book is laid out and curved around the top left section of the photo. The completed book sits in the bottom right corner, showing the envelope folded black and cream cover and the title, “Dear Nature,”.
Handwritten signature from Sarah Richardson in black.