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Professor Swetnam and Students Help With Art Installation

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

Professor Swetnam and Students Help With Art Installation