Making Ink at Albany Bulb 2020

Jason Logan, author of Make Ink, talking about ink as one of the oldest forms of communication.

On a beautiful March day in early 2020, author and inkmaker, Jason Logan led a foraging and inkmaking workshop at the Albany Bulb. A quiet, slightly hidden urban wild space just north of Berkeley, the bulb is landfill from various highway and construction projects, including the remains of the Cypress Freeway. The place is at once remote and urban, with hidden sculptures, graffiti, and wildflowers. We had an incredible afternoon. Very thankful to have shared this day before the Bay Area halted with shelter in place.

Susan Moffett and Jason Logan talking about the Albany Bulb.

Foraging for materials on the shore.

Exploring the bulb and finding hidden labyrinths.

So much urban wild and natural beauty.

Sculptures of found objects at Albany Bulb.

Seeing what the group has foraged after an hour.

Gathering and making ink.

Bottles of handcrafted ink.

Sunset at Albany Bulb. Perfect end to the day.

Ink drawing made of brick and tannins.

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