Rhode Island Environmental
Education Association

May Babcock is the keynote speaker for RIEEA’s 2024 Annual Summit: Art for Eco-Literacy and Activism, scheduled for March 16, 2024. Stay tuned for more summit details to come.

May Babcock is an ecocentric artist who transforms sediment, seaweed, and excess plants into handmade paper, revealing the complexities of various waterways in New England. Rooted in place, her interdisciplinary practice reconnects people to the voice of the land and waters, transforming site materials into expansive installations, organic sculptures, analog photos and prints on paper, and textured pulp paintings.

Babcock has exhibited nationally and internationally at places such as the RISD Museum of Art, New Bedford Whaling Museum in Massachusetts, National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in Louisiana. Awards include a creative community fellowship from National Arts Strategies and a Citizen’s Citation for Environmental Education from the mayor of Providence. Babcock has installed public art at Brown University, Illinois State Museum, Rhode Island State House, and T.F. Green International Airport. She is the founder of Paperslurry.com and is a certified invasive plant manager and master gardener. You can learn more about May and her work on her website.


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