Artist Statement

 

 

 

 

 

A key component of my art practice is walking the land and being present in the environment, observing and documenting its changes.  During this firsthand connection, a mapping of my felt responses 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; the chatter of dried field grass in the winter wind or geological layers of rock telling a story of time. The walk story expands, using the language of lines, value, shapes, and color as I document my relationship within the environment and record the experience for the viewer to witness.