Eileen Shumate

Eileen Shumate is a multidisciplinary artist exploring modes of community building and social justice within a deteriorating natural landscape. She recently was a fob holder resident at Second State Press. She also supports self-taught artists as a case manager at the art|works studios. She studied art and geography at the University of Iowa.

Mobile Cob Oven

Mobile Cob Oven, 2015

As part of Asian Art Initiative's 2015 Pearl Street Micro-Grants, Provisional Island built a fully functional wood fired oven out of cob—a traditional building material made of clay, sand, and straw. Evoking a pre-industrial past and a post-industrial future, the mobile oven served as the center piece of several events throughout the summer.