After co-founding Smack Mellon (Brooklyn, NY), artist, activist and farmer Andrea Reynosa has immersed herself into the life of her new community in Narrowsburg, NY, generating numerous projects and programs that interact with the environment, community and family.
She established SkyDog Farm in 2000, a lifestyle experiment involving stainable agriculture, permaculture, heirloom gardening, child rearing and forest stewardship.
Her engagement as legislator and grant writer for the Town of Tusten, where she served as a Councilwoman in 2012, allowed the Big Eddy Farmstand project to develop into a dynamic experiment involving sustainable food production, the cultivation of a rural youth workforce and an increase in local environmental awareness.
Landscape is a central theme in her work, whether in the form of artistic, social, civic or ecological practice such as the Flow events-artistic gatherings on the Upper Delaware River and Catskill Mountain Park celebrating pure water, the SkyDog Supper Club-a monthly community educational forum centered around issues of Home Rule and Land Use policies or the more formal, stylized rendition of a field of buckwheat emerging out of composted horse manure spelling the word Water in Water Garden, 2011. The earth’s processes and our human interaction with the environment has long been a primary focus.
Reynosa is currently involved in various community, environmental and artistic enterprises including the creation of a demonstration “chinampa” on SkyDog Farm through her interaction with ‘chinamperos’ and agriculturists in Xochimilco, Mexico exploring traditional Meso-American farming technology innovated before Aztec times.