Neighborhood birder Sonya Raub has been photographing nesting birds at Blake. She has great shots of nesting Hummingbirds, a Cooper's Hawk chick, Wilson's Warblers, and Pacific-Slope Flycatchers.
Last fall, Sahoko Yui began a year long artist in residency at Blake Garden. Sahoko has a Ph.D. in Geography and has taught landscape architecture courses at both UC-Berkeley and at UC-Davis. We are very excited to follow her year long process exploring the garden.
"I want to celebrate the colors and the plant variety in Blake Garden. Using colors extracted from plants in the garden, I examine the histories and narratives that lie within them. I also use materials to be composted such as plant trimmings and food waste. Hues are extracted under various natural and created conditions. Altering the conditions of how color is extracted, manipulated, and used is a way of questioning our perception of colors of the landscape. This work explores the intersection of perception, color, and untold stories of the garden."