Arts in the Environment
 

Exemplary Work - Irvane Spracklin

Irvane Spracklin

Irvane's art work began with meticulous scientific drawings that were required for her Science Degree from Connecticut College. Her artistic paintings began when she was living on a remote South Pacific Island, Kwajalein, from 1968 to 1972. During her time in Kwajalein she worked with a group of island artists. Upon returning to the states, she continued her art education by participating in many workshops and attending art classes at Burlington County College and the Center for the Arts of Southern New Jersey. She currently lives in Mount Holly, New Jersey and is listed in the book; "Mount Holly Women Who Cared.”

A collaboration with artists Ellen Barnett, Joyce McAfee, Sandy Schwartzbird and naturalist, April Hughes, initiated Irvane's art interest in the Pine Barrens. The "Quilt Project” was a handmade paper quilt of the endangered and threatened flora and fauna of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. It was completed in two years after much study and artistic experimentation. The quilt is 56" by 83" and depicts 38 images of threatened or endangered species such as red milkweed, swamp ink, the timber rattle snake and the wood turtle. The quilt is now on permanent display at the Pemberton County Library in Brown's Mills, New Jersey.

Pakim Pond

Pakim Pond

Red Gold Harvest

Red Gold Harvest

Sandy Path

Sandy Path

 
 

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