Professor Bruce Swetnam and several CoD students created the small meditation hut for this art installation. “800 Acorns,” created by UK Professor Erik Reece, is a land art installation in a 10-acre section of the Daniel Boone National Forest that was previously a strip mine.
In celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta’s Charter of the Forest, 800 acorns were planted alongside a walking path lined with pastoral poems. Swetnam and his students built a structure that incorporated coal to honor the former life of the landscape.
For complete details about the installation and its inspiration, visit https://www.coldmountainreview.org/issues/fall-winter-2019-special-issue-on-margins/800-acorns-art-and-activism-in-the-age-of-trump-by-erik-reece