“Look Up is an immersive art event is open exclusively to the 5c colleges and faculty. The event is being coordinated by Scripps Presents. I have included a link below for the registration page. Registration is free and can be completed on Eventbrite via the link below.
Scripps Presents Event & Registration Link:
Elizabeth Turk is one of the most famous alums of Scripps College, having graduated in 1983. She is a MacArthur Fellow “genius award” recipient. Her sculptures currently sell for a million dollars each. She established the nonprofit, ET Projects Foundation, in order to create events that connect community with nature. Elizabeth will be gifting several hundred participants of the Look Up Project 2021 with serial numbered works of art in the form of an umbrella and matching mask, thereby making each participant an art collector.”
IMAGERY and SYMBOLS
Designs for participant’s umbrellas in LOOK UP were created by Elizabeth Turk and executed by the ET Projects team. Participants and volunteers learned the stories behind each image during the weeks leading up to LOOK UP at Mt. San Antonio Gardens. Turk’s meaningful illustrations are important to decode in order to fully appreciate the intracacies of LOOK UP.
The Ginko plant’s original genus appears in the Permian, making it one of the oldest trees living on earth. Ginko has adapted to the ages and circumstances it encounters. In Hiroshima, the atomic bomb obliterated the landscape: the Ginko tree survived, demonstrating its fortitude.
Poppies are known to have arisen through the first World War’s trenches the year after the war terminated. These flowers represent a touchstone story; a vision of optimism and renewal.
Coneflower is a common name of several gena of flowering plants in the family of Asteraceae. Coneflowers symbolize strength and healing. They are known to be hearty, able to survive a range of varying conditions during their lifetime.
Fireweed is a pioneer species found across North America and particularly in the boreal forest, that is among the first plants to establish growth in recently burned areas. The plant is a symbol of release, rebirth, and potential for something innovative and new.