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Invitation 1: Sound Mapping

Updated: Sep 15, 2021

One of my favourite eco art practices is sound mapping.

Here’s how to do it:

Take your art supplies to a beautiful spot in the forest, by a river or any natural space.

Start by getting comfortable, grab your pen and lay a piece of paper in front of you. The paper represents the space around you.

Close your eyes and start noticing the sounds around you. Let’s say you hear leaves rustling in the trees to your right. Put your pen on the right side of your paper and make a mark to represent that sound. Keep your eyes closed through the whole process and move your pen around the page as you hear new sounds.

Do this for as long as you like.

When you open your eyes look at your drawing and decide if you want to add colour.

I hope you enjoy the process 💚 I’d love to know if you try this. You can send me a DM on Instagram or #soundmappingpractice so that I can find you!

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