Nikki Gardner & Christopher Todd Lynch

Taos Weirs

Nikki Gardner & Christopher Todd Lynch

The Taos Weirs installation explores overlaid ecological communities. It integrates film projection from Eastern woodlands of a similar piece inspired by social geography and ecology, material from the landscape near Taos woven into a weir (a kind of fence) historically used for fishing, with the physical site outside the Guadalupe Gym. As a process piece, representative of ecological dynamics, visitors can add their “story” to the piece with extra material used to construct the weirs. With each addition, the piece evolves to reflect the ecology fostered by the site and the Paseo.

Christopher Todd Lynch – Weirs installation, September 2015, Taos
Nikki Gardner – film projection, 2015

Todd Lynch has a Masters of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Masters in Ecological Planning and Design from the Conway School of Landscape Design. Todd is certified in HealthCare Garden Design and in Community Herbalism. He served on the board of United Plant Savers; a national organization devoted to the conservation of rare, native medicinal plants.

Hello, my name is Nikki. I am a photographic artist, writer, reader, thinker, film lover, and mama of two wild creative boys. I’m currently at work on my first novel (send coffee and chocolate, please!). I write literary fiction and editorial articles and essays. I also teach photography workshops and have written several photography ebooks. I like books, coffee, hiking, movies, yoga, and connecting with fellow creatives, like you. I live in the hills of western Massachusetts my husband, David, and our sons, Luke and Cody. I hold an MFA in Creative Writing and studied Photography/Studio Arts as an MFA candidate. I teach film and digital photography workshops as well as cooking classes throughout New England. You can register for my online photography e-course Develop Your Habit & Style and get my ebook Design, Shoot, & Show — Your iPhone Photo Project in the shop. You can find recent editorial work printed in Edible Pioneer Valley and Bella Grace Magazine.,