The landscape is shaped by meanings reflected in colors, images, text, sounds, and signs that make up the natural and built environments surrounding us. Language and image are central to these meanings, and together they create a “languagescape” that makes a place recognizable and identifiable. Workshop attendees will apply participant observation methods and mindful writing practices to describe the landscape surrounding Ox-Bow and analyze reflected meanings. Optionally, participants may incorporate collages, illustrations, and/or found objects into their writing.

3435 Rupprecht Way, Saugatuck, MI