Natural Building/ Sculpture

Julianne makes cob and earth plaster wall sculptures. She is currently training  with Straw Works’ School of Natural Building ( SNaB)  in straw bale building, earth plaster, lime, straw bale basic carpentry, self build project management, car tyre foundations,  and is open to learning all kinds of sustainable building, especially traditional techniques! 

 

 Chatham University’s Sustainable campus, Eden Hall. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

These are two very large scale earth plastered and cob relief walls  completed for Chatham University’s new, sustainable Eden hall campus. They are in the Commons building. Opening Spring 2016

Both the White Pine and the Sugar Maple are native to Pennsylvania, the home of Chatham University. The White Pine is also the Iroquois symbol of Peace. The Seneca, part Iroquois nation are native to Pennsylvania. The eagle looks out and keeps the peace in the four directions represented by the four roots. Each of the five, now six tribes buried a weapon ( as they no longer needed weapons of war)  under the White Pine, represented by a club under the tree.

For insight on the process please check out my blog.

 

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White Pine, native American Symbol of peace. Also native to Pennsylvania

White Pine, native American Symbol of peace. Also native to Pennsylvania

Sugar Maple, native to Pennsylvania

Sugar Maple, native to Pennsylvania

 

 

 

 

White Pine

White Pine

Sugar Maple

Sugar Maple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bald Eagle watching in the four directions ( over the four roots) for evil coming to disturb teh peace.

The Bald Eagle watching in the four directions ( over the four roots) for evil coming to disturb teh peace.

Native Pokeweed plant imprinted on stair side.

Native Pokeweed plant imprinted on stair side.

the artists signature

the artists signature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A sculptural cob arch completed August, 2015 at MOA farm, Mottingeramt, Austria.

 A blog post about my experience and the process of sculpting the arch

Cob arch Mottingeramt, Austria

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 Cob sculptural wall completed in 2009 for Sota Construction Service’s office building in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

cob relief scultpure tree

 

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