28 Jun 2020

My Life in Art: Bonnie Ora Sherk & Patricia Lea Watts

Related Event: with speakers Bonnie Sherk

My Life in Art at SITE Santa Fe is an annual series of lectures that focuses on significant artists, collectors, patrons, dealers, critics, or other art world luminaries. In this ZOOM webinar, ecoartspace founder Patricia Lea Watts interviews ecological artist Bonnie Ora Sherk.

Bonnie Ora Sherk is an American landscape architect, planner, educator and international artist, and founder of Crossroads Community, known as The Farm, and A Living Library. She’s also well-known for her environmental performance work in the early 1970s, including Public Lunch where Sherk ate her lunch in a cage next to tiger and lion cages in the Lion House of the San Francisco Zoo. The performance took place on a Saturday at 2pm, during normal feeding time and prime spectator attendance, highlighting a human being fed and watched like the other animals. This work was featured at SITE Santa Fe in the exhibition FEAST: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art in 2014.

Patricia Lea Watts is the founder of ecoartspace a platform for artists addressing environmental issues since 1999. She moved to Santa Fe summer 2019.