Spring is in the air and Spark gets out into nature.
Hit the beaches of California, which serve as Jim Denevan's canvases as he creates monolithic sand drawings that fit harmoniously into the coastal landscape.
Then discover a massive vortex of poplar branches woven into a stand of redwood trees created by environmental artist Chris Drury at Montalvo Arts Center.
And the sound of nature is what inspires experimental musician Cheryl E. Leonard to turn natural materials into instruments to perform her latest series of songs based on ancient Chinese poetry.
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Find the song inside pine cones, with composer/performer Cheryl E. Leonard.
Climb a tree with Chris Drury whose installations mimic the underlying patterns of the natural world.
Watch Jim Denevan transform the beaches of Northern California into an expansive but ephemeral works of land art.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.