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"OCHRE SANCTUARY"

A Multicolored Library of the World’s Ochre Pigments Archived by Heidi Gustafson.

Ochre Sanctuary is an evolving, living place that serves to protect and care for ochre, ie. iron-based earth and pigment wisdom. It’s currently based in tiny cabin in far north Cascade foothills of Nooksack territory, Washington, USA.

..."Washington-based artist and researcher Heidi Gustafson forages, processes, and catalogs natural mineral samples for the Early Futures Ocher Archive. Ranging in color based on its elemental structure, ochre is crushed into a powder and used in various applications from art to medicine. "

Heidi is an artist, pigment worker and an ochre/iron oxide specialist based in rainy, volcanic Cascade foothills of northern Washington, with an archive of over 400 ochre pigments from various sites world-wide. She makes limited edition and custom pigments for artists and researchers, as well as teaches workshops and consults on-site to forage and find pigment-rich lands. Her intuitive and highly collaborative ochre and iron research projects include work with award-winning scientists, paleontologists, anthropologists, linguists, citizen foragers, artists and friends around the planet.


A Multicolored Library of the World’s Ochre Pigments Archived by Heidi Gustafson.


Washington-based artist and researcher Heidi Gustafson forages, processes, and catalogs natural mineral samples for the Early Futures Ocher Archive. Ranging in color based on its elemental structure, ochre is crushed into a powder and used in various applications from art to medicine. With over 550 samples, Gustafson’s ever-growing archive has become a collaborative project with contributions from archaeologists, scientists, and creatives from around the world.

Counsel of ochres includes hundreds of rocks and dusts, across the color spectrum, gathered and offered by citizens around the planet, including spiritual and cultural ochres such as kokowai from Aotearoa (New Zealand) and meaningful planetary ochres like GOE (Great Oxidation Event ) 2 billion+ years old goethite or wastewater vivianite from Taiwanese industrial plants.


About Heidi Gustafson

Heidi Gustafson is an artist and ochre worker based in rainy, volcanic Cascade foothills of rural northern Washington. Her intuitive and highly collaborative ochre and iron research projects include work with scientists, anthropologists, linguists, indigenous practioners, citizen foragers, healers, artists and places around the planet.

She’s a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, studied forensic art/science at the University of Baltimore and holds an MA in Philosophy and Religion from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Read her an essay: Dust to Dust: A Geology of Color.


For More visit http://earlyfutures.com



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