First Thursday Reception, August 1, 5-9pm
A key component of my art practice is walking the land and being present in the environment. My passion for the natural world, joined with walking, provide parameters for my art. This firsthand connection allows for the discovery of a place through sound, color, scent, texture, and sight. The conversance with the place becomes translated as intuitive gestures, mark-making, and staining using mixed media. The story expands, using the language of lines, value, shapes, and color as I document my impressions for the viewer to witness. The referenced environmental events, unique to that place; geological layers of rock telling a story of time, the chatter of dry field grass in the wind, the colors of the sky in relationship to the land become distilled through experimentation to create place-based compositions.
PLAYA Reflections resulted from a two-week residency at Playa Art and Science Residency, Summer Lake, Oregon during the winter of 2018.