This past month, Drawing Water hosted the first Artist in Residence for 2017. Rebecca Jabs spent a week at the station exploring the lakes and working with the staff.
Rebecca is a natural science illustrator and artist based in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. She spent eight years as an art teacher in Wisconsin’s public schools before completing the Science Illustration graduate certificate program at California State University at Monterey Bay. Promoting environmental stewardship and awareness through narrative illustration is Rebecca’s primary goal.
Rebecca will share some results from her time at the station later in the season.
Eddee Daniel is a Milwaukee-based photographer and writer specializing in urban ecologies and cultural landscapes. His practice examines how we perceive and construct understandings of nature in the contexts of culture and the built environment.
Eddee's first book, Urban Wilderness: Exploring a Metropolitan Watershed, was published by the Center for American Places at Columbia College Chicago and received the Conservation Fund’s Kodak American Greenways Award. He writes a column, also called Urban Wilderness, for Milwaukee Magazine. Eddee has also had work published in Family: a Celebration of Humanity, Popular Photography, The Photo Review, Phototechniques, Art in Wisconsin, Yes, Magazine, Orion Magazine, and the Center for Humans & Nature, among others.
With degrees from University of Wisconsin—Madison and University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, Eddee bring to his current full time practice over 30 years of experience as an environmental advocate as well as teaching art, photography and architecture.