Natural State

A Natural State explores how people express a love for nature by shaping, twisting, carving, and weaving materials collected from the landscape. Some of the arts and crafts featured in A Natural State reveal the cultural heritage of South Carolina, while others employ concepts from the world of modern art.

Grades 6-12

A Natural State explores how people express a love for nature by shaping, twisting, carving, and weaving materials collected from the landscape. Some of the arts and crafts featured in A Natural State reveal the cultural heritage of South Carolina, while others employ concepts from the world of modern art. For more about this project, visit the credits page.

TO GET STARTED: Click on a landform region below to learn more about these artists and how they use the uniqueness of their environment to enhance their artistic vision. To learn more about each landform region, visit the Where Am I? section.

 

 

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Blue Ridge Landform | A Natural State
Blue Ridge Landform | A Natural State

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Aerial photograph courtesy of SC Dept. of Natural Resources, Map Lab Featured Artists: Clemson Nature-Based Art | Nancy Basket | Nils Udo The rocky Blue Ridge of upstate South Carolina is the smallest...
Coastal Plains Landform | A Natural State
Coastal Plains Landform | A Natural State

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Aerial photograph courtesy of SC Dept. of Natural Resources, Map Lab Featured Artists: Art in Park | Jimmie Dinkins | Pearl Fryar | Phil Greene | Tim Greene Ranging from slightly hilly to flat, the...
Coastal Zone Landform | A Natural State
Coastal Zone Landform | A Natural State

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Aerial photograph courtesy of SC Dept. of Natural Resources, Map Lab Featured Artists: Arianne King Comer | Herb Parker | Tom Boozer Every year, the beaches, marshes, and other Coastal Zone features...
Historic Charleston | A Natural State
Historic Charleston | A Natural State

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Historic Charleston is comprised of Charleston and Dorchester counties. Historic Charleston has 73 pre-Revolutionary buildings - 136 from the late 18th century and more than 600 others built prior to...
Low Country & Resort Area | A Natural State
Low Country & Resort Area | A Natural State

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The Lowcountry Region is comprised of Hampton, Jasper, Beaufort and Colleton counties. As expected, due to its coastal location, fishing, sailing, hunting, bird watching, paddling, surfing...
Making a Bentwood Trellis | A Natural State
Making a Bentwood Trellis | A Natural State

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When selecting wood for your project, consider native red cedar, oak or hickory for the long supports and cross pieces using the more pliable willow for the curving parts. Use vines to help fill in...
Making a Diorama | A Natural State
Making a Diorama | A Natural State

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For help in deciding the theme of the scene in your diorama: Look in your backyard. Is there a fallen tree, a stand of bushes or some tall trees? Do you sometimes see animals in your yard? Do you have...