Artist Statement

 

 

 

A key component of my art practice is walking the land and being present in the environment, observing and documenting its changes. This firsthand connection provides an opportunity to discover place through sound, color, smell, texture, and sight. This information is translated, using mixed media, referencing environmental and physical events, unique to that place, such as the chatter of dried field grass in the winter wind or a red-tailed hawk as it threads its path from treetop to treetop.  The walk story expands, using the language of grids, lines, shapes, color, patterns, scale and symbols of maps as I document my relationship within the environment and record the experience for the viewer to witness.