In this body of work I continue to investigate the frailty of life and health through meditative representations of Nature carrying on in life, death and rebirth. Field sites include North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona, Schoodic Peninsula and Mount Desert Island, Maine. The media includes an archival pigment print with acrylic inks, oil pastel and graphite on fine art paper.
Reflections on health and presence in the context of Nature with applied constructs make up this body of work. Field sites include Cyburn Arboretum, Baltimore, Maryland, Bandelier National Park, New Mexico. The media includes an archival pigment print with acrylic inks, oil pastel and graphite on fine art paper.
This body of work originates with time spent on Schoodic peninsula on the Atlantic coastline of Maine as an Artist in Residence at the Schoodic Institute, a science and nature center, located in Acadia National Park, Maine.
Continuing with the investigation of Natural surroundings as refuge these works represent my interest and study of sanctuary. Images are derived from field experiences at Cylburn Arboretum, Baltimore City, Adkins Arboretum, adjacent to Tuckahoe State Park, Maryland, and Catoctin Mountain Park, North of Fredrick, Maryland.
As the Artist in Residence at Catoctin National Park and Cunningham Falls State Park in the Catoctin Mountain area of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Maryland my AIR National Park residency work focused on the flora and geology of the two parks. This body of work was featured in the solo exhibition entitled “Ransomed” at Delaplaine Art Center in Frederick, Maryland. The Catoctin Mountains are 20 miles North of Frederick near Thurmont, Maryland.
NATURE | NURTURE
The “Nature|Nurture” body of work is represented in photographic mixed media pigment prints. Field images gathered from Dolly Sods, West Virginia, Patapsco River State Park and areas in Baltimore, Maryland.
Watershed represents a collection of images filtered through my close observation and presented in a form reminiscent of a naturalist’s journal. The resulting mixed media work represents my search for meaning through the observation of life around me. I create intimate views of nature using photography and scanography, and then draw and write directly on the large digital prints with water based pastels.
MATTER OF DEGREE
This body of work focuses on sustained infinite views of life and death found in Nature. At every turn Nature is home to creatures out of human sight yet nonetheless essential to the ecological system. Far beyond our perceptions exist the yeomen of Nature, filtering the bay, decomposing the forest, and providing oxygen for us to breathe and food for our nourishment. In the Matter of Degree body of work I search for evidence of these relationships and recount the significance of the minutiae in my mixed media digital images.