Deep Craft isn’t the name of some oceangoing vessel. Rather, it’s a concept, originated by WOWHAUS founders Scott and Ene Constable, that the tenets of traditional craft and self-sufficiency — living well with less — can play a significant role in the creation of new economic opportunities. An example of a WOWHAUS collaborative project called “Bedraft” (above) took place at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle. The Constables and their Deep Craft concept will take center stage at this weekend’s CONFLUX Symposium, the second annual Art(plus)Nature Symposium hosted by Waterfall Arts in Belfast. CONFLUX starts at 7 p.m. Friday with a panel discussion, led by the Constables, featuring Peter Zorn of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Todd French of French Webb custom boatbuilders, and Dudley Zopp, painter and installation artist. The Constables, who are based in California, will give a keynote address and offer a hands-on workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. All events will take place at Waterfall Arts Belfast at 256 High St. Admission to the Friday panel discussion is $10. The Saturday events, including lunch, are $50; students admitted at half-price. For more information, visit www.waterfallarts.org.
Mark you calendar: Thinking Deeply