An Unbuilt Place 2018
Collograph, relief, intaglio (drypoint, spitbite, mezzotint)
Created over nine months as a 2017-2018 Jerome Foundation artist-in-residence at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minnesota, these images contemplate human influence on the geological record, and whether natural and artificial changes in the environment are becoming indistinguishable from one another. The prints emphasize physical manipulation of surfaces using collograph plates, stencils, embossment, relief, and intaglio.
Gouache on Paper, 9x9" each.
These paintings, when viewed collectively as a series, were an attempt to explore how landscape and memory work together. Painted on handmade paper, the landscapes represented are all public-land spaces I've spent time walking, connecting to the formations and histories of the terrain. Part travel-log, they are also a survey of accessing lands during a time where conservation of public land is increasingly under attack from private interests.