Hibernacula:Batcall
Hibernacula:Batcall

Hibernacula: Batcall
Ryan Burns

Ryan Burns’ drive is to understand how society can better understand our relationship with the natural world. This inspired him to create a sculptural bat house that addresses current threats to bats not only in Washington state, but also nationally. Installed next to an open lawn that bats find ideal for hunting, Burns repurposed an old public phone box cover to house a wooden bat box, which is adorned with stenciled objects that reference Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and medical imagery. Burns has experience with bats and has observed their timid nature; if threatened, bats react as mice do, by hiding or staying hidden. To ensure the safety and comfort of the bats, Burns worked with the Seattle Parks and Recreation’s ecologist, and the bat box conforms with International Bat Coalition standards. The bat box is mounted independently within the phone box so it can easily be unbolted and relocated to the Bats Northwest’s preserve in Lynnwood at the end of Art Interruptions. 

The Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), commissioned seven emerging public artists to create temporary art installations within the Delridge Neighborhood Greenway and Delridge Connector Trail for Art Interruptions 2017. The artworks inhabit city sidewalks and parks and offer passers-by a brief interruption in their day, eliciting a moment of surprise, beauty, contemplation or humor. Art Interruptions is funded by the Seattle Department of Transportation 1% for Arts Funds.

Art Interruptions Walking Tour
Saturday, October 7, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m
Explore the West Seattle neighborhood, experience Art Interruptions and meet the participating artists. Hosted by Feet First.

Profane Relics
Profane Relics

cob, red oxide, bones, cell phones, wood, plaster

Dimensions:
10’ x 10’ x 4’
2009

the crate reveals objects in the matrix telling the story of 20+ years of war and rare mineral exploitation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The artifacts of cultural disarticulation lie with crude hand-tools of small pit mining; traces of the bushmeat trade and discarded high-tech ephemera

https://profanerelics.wordpress.com/

gorilla skull and wii
gorilla skull and wii

2010 gorilla skull print

silkscreen collage, detail of Profane Relics

 scratch board  2006

scratch board

2006

Skate Stump
Skate Stump


concrete
4’ x 16’ x 4’
2014
Public Art
Cave Juction Oregon


I made skate stump with a grant from the Black Rock Foundation and helped get grants for the rest of the skate park Concrete with urethane stamps of growth rings and bark taken from trees felled around baby foot lake as a result of the 4ook acre biscuit fire just outside of Cave Junction

Skate Stump
Skate Stump
Viande de Brousse
Viande de Brousse

2011

a collaboration
between Ryan Burns/Roger Peet

Puzzels:ecology and survival skills
Puzzels:ecology and survival skills


sharpie and gesso on found paper

Dimensions:
12x6

2003

A series of ten paintings and ten drawings that explore issues of survival and ecology.The series was made at my studio (2001- 2005) in New Orleans

Puzzles: ecology and survival skills
Puzzles: ecology and survival skills


sharpie and gesso on found paper

Dimensions:
12x6

2003

A series of ten paintings and ten drawings that explore issues of survival and ecology.The series was made at my studio (2001- 2005) in New Orleans

Puzzles: ecology and survival skills
Puzzles: ecology and survival skills

oil on canvas

50" x 36"
2003

A series of ten paintings and ten drawings that explore issues of survival and ecology.The series was made at my studio (2001- 2005) in New Orleans

Puzzles: ecology and survival skills
Puzzles: ecology and survival skills

oil on canvas

50" x 36"
2003

A series of ten paintings and ten drawings that explore issues of survival and ecology.The series was made at my studio (2001- 2005) in New Orleans

Woods
Woods

Found objects and beeswax encoustic

37" x 25" x 2"

1997

Woods is a piece I made as part of a series entitled The Secret Nature of Debris

Reintergrated
Reintergrated

found object (axe handle) paper pulp, tree sap,wood

48" x 9" x 3.5"

1997

Reintergrated is a piece I made as part of a series entitled The Secret Nature of Debris while living in Portland in my studio at Spurkraft a artist collective and free school that me and some friends started in 1997--1999

urban artifact
urban artifact

found pager, wood, plaster 1997

Spike
Spike

found object heat set into aluminum matrix

1995

Flight Study
Flight Study

Flight Study was made while I attended Herron School of Art in Indianapolis. It's created from a sketch I made while riding freight trains out west in Oregon. It's made using construction caulk and oil paint on found wood from an abandon building I lived in till it was severely damaged by lightning. 1995

Hibernacula:Batcall
Profane Relics
gorilla skull and wii
 scratch board  2006
Skate Stump
Skate Stump
Viande de Brousse
Puzzels:ecology and survival skills
Puzzles: ecology and survival skills
Puzzles: ecology and survival skills
Puzzles: ecology and survival skills
Woods
Reintergrated
urban artifact
Spike
Flight Study
Hibernacula:Batcall

Hibernacula: Batcall
Ryan Burns

Ryan Burns’ drive is to understand how society can better understand our relationship with the natural world. This inspired him to create a sculptural bat house that addresses current threats to bats not only in Washington state, but also nationally. Installed next to an open lawn that bats find ideal for hunting, Burns repurposed an old public phone box cover to house a wooden bat box, which is adorned with stenciled objects that reference Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and medical imagery. Burns has experience with bats and has observed their timid nature; if threatened, bats react as mice do, by hiding or staying hidden. To ensure the safety and comfort of the bats, Burns worked with the Seattle Parks and Recreation’s ecologist, and the bat box conforms with International Bat Coalition standards. The bat box is mounted independently within the phone box so it can easily be unbolted and relocated to the Bats Northwest’s preserve in Lynnwood at the end of Art Interruptions. 

The Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), commissioned seven emerging public artists to create temporary art installations within the Delridge Neighborhood Greenway and Delridge Connector Trail for Art Interruptions 2017. The artworks inhabit city sidewalks and parks and offer passers-by a brief interruption in their day, eliciting a moment of surprise, beauty, contemplation or humor. Art Interruptions is funded by the Seattle Department of Transportation 1% for Arts Funds.

Art Interruptions Walking Tour
Saturday, October 7, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m
Explore the West Seattle neighborhood, experience Art Interruptions and meet the participating artists. Hosted by Feet First.

Profane Relics

cob, red oxide, bones, cell phones, wood, plaster

Dimensions:
10’ x 10’ x 4’
2009

the crate reveals objects in the matrix telling the story of 20+ years of war and rare mineral exploitation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The artifacts of cultural disarticulation lie with crude hand-tools of small pit mining; traces of the bushmeat trade and discarded high-tech ephemera

https://profanerelics.wordpress.com/

gorilla skull and wii

2010 gorilla skull print

silkscreen collage, detail of Profane Relics

scratch board

2006

Skate Stump


concrete
4’ x 16’ x 4’
2014
Public Art
Cave Juction Oregon


I made skate stump with a grant from the Black Rock Foundation and helped get grants for the rest of the skate park Concrete with urethane stamps of growth rings and bark taken from trees felled around baby foot lake as a result of the 4ook acre biscuit fire just outside of Cave Junction

Skate Stump
Viande de Brousse

2011

a collaboration
between Ryan Burns/Roger Peet

Puzzels:ecology and survival skills


sharpie and gesso on found paper

Dimensions:
12x6

2003

A series of ten paintings and ten drawings that explore issues of survival and ecology.The series was made at my studio (2001- 2005) in New Orleans

Puzzles: ecology and survival skills


sharpie and gesso on found paper

Dimensions:
12x6

2003

A series of ten paintings and ten drawings that explore issues of survival and ecology.The series was made at my studio (2001- 2005) in New Orleans

Puzzles: ecology and survival skills

oil on canvas

50" x 36"
2003

A series of ten paintings and ten drawings that explore issues of survival and ecology.The series was made at my studio (2001- 2005) in New Orleans

Puzzles: ecology and survival skills

oil on canvas

50" x 36"
2003

A series of ten paintings and ten drawings that explore issues of survival and ecology.The series was made at my studio (2001- 2005) in New Orleans

Woods

Found objects and beeswax encoustic

37" x 25" x 2"

1997

Woods is a piece I made as part of a series entitled The Secret Nature of Debris

Reintergrated

found object (axe handle) paper pulp, tree sap,wood

48" x 9" x 3.5"

1997

Reintergrated is a piece I made as part of a series entitled The Secret Nature of Debris while living in Portland in my studio at Spurkraft a artist collective and free school that me and some friends started in 1997--1999

urban artifact

found pager, wood, plaster 1997

Spike

found object heat set into aluminum matrix

1995

Flight Study

Flight Study was made while I attended Herron School of Art in Indianapolis. It's created from a sketch I made while riding freight trains out west in Oregon. It's made using construction caulk and oil paint on found wood from an abandon building I lived in till it was severely damaged by lightning. 1995

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