Art Lab

Our socially engaged ecological artworks take form in workshops, forums, exhibitions, and artist-led interventions, aimed at catalyzing sustainable thinking and action for social and ecological well-being.

Building The Branch: Before & After

Building The Branch: Before & After

When we decided to open an ecological art space, we made a firm decision to design and build as much as possible ourselves. As a result, most materials were salvaged from demolished homes, and all of the work was done by our hands and those of like-minded volunteers. Here is the result!

The Branch, Osaka

The Branch, Osaka

An ecological art lab and pocket farm located in Osaka, Japan conceived and built by Patrick M. Lydon and Suhee Kang with help from donors and volunteers from Japan and around the world. The space hosts community workshops and exhibitions by an international cast of resident artists, all aimed at re-kindling our relationship with nature.

Nature Mandala

Nature Mandala

A team building exercise where groups work together to build a giant mandala from locally-foraged natural materials, celebrating local nature, and building stronger relationships with the environment and each other.