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Anne Cooper’s Land Art Installation

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annecooper-landartAnne Cooper’s land art entitled Anitya, meaning “impermanence” in Sanskrit, was installed in February.  The work is comprised of 81 bowls made from terracottacolored clay harvested from her land near Chama, New Mexico. Placed in a 9 x 9 foot grid, the raw clay bowls contain seed balls depending on the seasonal rains the seeds may sprout: wheat, rye, oats, blue gramma, side oats gramma, gallenta, little bluestem and other dryland grasses. The bowls eventually dissolve, returning to and leaving red stains in the earth.

anne-cooper-land-artThe installation is located within the community garden on the Northwest corner of Los Poblanos Open Space.  As expected the installation has been overgrown by vegetation.  If you are looking to find the location please download a map provided by Land/Art New Mexico.

Anne helped preserve the Los Poblanos Open Space from development during 1994 through 1997 when it was purchased by the City of Albuquerque.

We are Albuquerque’s Community Farm!

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Rio Grande Community Farm grows healthy, organic food for the Albuquerque area, involves the community in the Farm’s operation, maintains wildlife habitat and supports local production of food. Our programs include a sustainable small farm, a one acre Community Garden, plantings for wildlife, the annual Maize Maze, educational and service-learning programs, and volunteer opportunities. We invite you to get involved in any and all of these programs.

Come visit the Farm!  Located at Los Poblanos Fields Open Space, everyone can walk the farm roads and enjoy both agriculture and wildlife at the same time.  Farm membership and volunteering bring additional activities and special opportunities.  Learn more about RGCF