Category Archives: termites

visual tales of birds, termites and spiders

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friends and festivites: update!

got a bit lost in the termites tale, and haven’t been doing much of anything else lately… well that’s not entirely true… there has also been more going on for us out here in the past couple of weeks and … Continue reading

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sketches of a termites tale

this week we have shifted our focus to the tale of the termites.  we began by visiting some of civita’s grottos and underground cisterns.  there are some existing grotto plans of civita done by past fellows/students that have helped our … Continue reading

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bye bye birdies

after spending an extended period of time working on our first collage, the birds’ take-over of civita, we have decided to step back from it for a while and move on to the next species. the birds’ world was initially … Continue reading

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NIAUSI (northwestinstitute.org) written proposal

Ancestors of Civita was born out of our interest in nature, architecture, and storytelling. The mystique of this isolated hilltown and visitors’ stories of the “dying city” conjured ideas of alternate possibilities for this unique place that are indeed void … Continue reading

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