A Company of Girls’ Citizen Artist/Scientist Project at Gilsland Farm

This past fall, A Company of Girls embarked on a yearlong Citizen Artist/Scientist project at the Audubon wildlife sanctuary of Gilsland Farm in Falmouth, Maine.  We are so excited and grateful to be collaborating with Maine Audubon in this initiative which aims to give these urban girls an opportunity to create art and build friendships in nature.  


Each of the ten girls, aged 11-14, marked a quadrant of field or woods with yarn (about 8’x8’) in the West Meadow, with the Presumpscot River estuary as a constant, epic, backdrop.  

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Day One: Nature Walk. Orchard Drawing. Observation.

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October 23, 2017

The girls continued exploring, and then each girl chose the quadrant of land they will be observing.

Rosie's Journal Entry - 10/23/17

They then created pastel drawings of their impressions of the landscape.

Ceiba's Journal Entry - 10/23/17

Stella's - 10/23/1...

October 18, 2017

Today we kicked off our year-long project/collaboration with the Maine Audubon.

[Ceiba's 10/18/17 Journal Entry]
“Today was October 18.  It was warm and sunny, we went on a nature walk.  

Then we were going to set up our areas, but we were too tired

so we just went...

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