Turning an Abandoned Island into Artist Residence
In February last year, Rob Gorski bought a 90-acre remote island in Northern Michigan, on Lake Superior. He worked with local nature conservancy to protect the Rabbit Island’s ecosystem and is now planning to transform the island into an artist residence—with your help.
Gorski launched a Kickstarter page to gather funds to develop the island—as sparsely as possible—into a space for artists and creative researchers to use. The funds will go to purchasing a boat to access Rabbit Island, timber to build structures, construction tools like chainsaws and solar panels for energy.
“The island is a truly wild space and we want to keep it that way,” said Andrew Ranville, who will be designing the living premises and will be the first artist-in-residence on the island. “The residency and all other activities on the island will be done in the most sustainable ways possible.
At the time of this report, the Kickstarter project has received US$7,367 of its $12,000 goal.