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EARTH, SKY, WATER

Statement & Exhibition Guide

I work in collaboration with the forces of nature, creating cyanotypes with outdoor sunlight and often using plants and other elements from nearby surroundings in the exposure. As I work outdoors with materials that are responsive to the elements, I feel a deep engagement with localized ecosystems. This engagement is furthered by working with paper and canvas at the edges of oceans, rivers, and other bodies of water in an attempt to capture their ebb and flow at that particular time and place. My observation of these natural phenomena has made me increasingly aware of the delicate interconnections in the world around us, and the changes in our ecosystem that require both humans and animals to adapt to new ways of navigating the world.

My recent focus is on sea kelp ecosystems, and I use kelp from California beaches to create small- and large-scale pieces. In these works, I seek to capture the power and mystery of the ocean as well as the beauty and fragility of kelp forests.

 


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2017 exhibition guide
Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka CA

July 5 – August 27, 2017

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Above: Earth, Sky, Water 1 / Cyanotype, oil paint, and embroidery on canvas suspended on walnut board, 47 x 132 in., 2022
Below: Earth, Sky, Water 2 / Cyanotype, oil paint, and embroidery on canvas suspended on walnut board, 47 x 132 in., 2022

Azure Dreams 1-6 / Cyanotype and ink on paper, 14 x 11 in. each, 2023

Silent Emergence / Cyanotype, gouache, ink and wax on paper on panel, 18 x 24 in., 2024

Sea Floor Awakening / Cyanotype and encaustic on paper on panel, 14 x 11 in., 2024

Ephemeral Waters Diptych / Cyanotype and wax on panel, 36 x 36 in. each, 2021

Sea and Stars / Cyanotype and ink on paper on panel, 18 x 24 in., 2024

Adrift, Diptych / Cyanotype and wax on paper on panel, 24 x 36 in., 2024

Tidal Glitter 3 and 4 / Cyanotype ink embroidery on paper, 24 x 19 in., 2023

Sea Forest series / Cyanotype and embroidery on silk, 120-240 x 45 in., 2021-23

Earth, Sky, Water 1, detail / Cyanotype, oil paint, and embroidery on canvas suspended on walnut board, 47 x 132 in., 2022

Flow / Cyanotype, oil paint, and wax on paper on panels, 14 x 11 in. each, 2021

Sea Plant Triptych / Cyanotype, paint, and wax on panel, 24 x 18 in. each, 2021

Ancient Sea / Cyanotype, gouache, and wax on paper on panel, 18 x 24 in., 2021

Navarro / Cyanotype, oil, and wax on paper on panel, 14 x 11 in. each, 2018

Tidal Surge / Cyanotype, ink, and wax on paper on panel, 14 x 11 in., 2021

Ocean Mist / Cyanotype and wax on paper on panel, 24 x 18 in. each, 2019

Deep Space 1 / Cyanotype and ink on paper, 22 x 30 in., 2015

Deep Space 2 / Cyanotype and ink on paper, 22 x 30 in., 2015

Deep Space 3 / Cyanotype, ink, machine stitching and acetate on paper, 30 x 22 in., 2019

Total Eclipse / Cyanotype and encaustic on panel, 24 x 55 in., 2021

Navigating Deep Space 1 / Mixed media on paper, 42 x 30 in., 2022

Navigating Deep Space 2 / Mixed media on paper, 30.5 x 43 in., 2022

Incoming Tide, Diptych / Cyanotype on paper, 88 x 30 in., 2018

Sea Forest 1-6 / Wild Places exhibition, David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA, 2020 (Photo credit Matt Garamy)

Kelp Forest 1 / Cyanotype on paper, 72 x 38 in., 2018

Kelp Forest 2 / Cyanotype on paper, 72 x 38 in., 2018

Sea Forest 1 / Cyanotype on silk, 120 x 45 in., 2018

Sea Forest 2 / Cyanotype and embroidery on silk, 120 x 45 in., 2020

Sea Forest 2, detail / Cyanotype on silk with embroidery, 120 x 45 in., 2020

Sea Forest 3 / Cyanotype on silk, 78 x 45 in., 2020

Sea Forest 1 (Left), Kelp Forest 1 & 2 (Right) / Traces Exhibition, Gearbox Gallery, Oakland, CA, 2019

Sea Forest 4 / Cyanotype and embroidery on silk, 114 x 45 in., 2020

Sea Forest 5 / Cyanotype and embroidery on silk, 114 x 45 in., 2020

Confluence / Cyanotype, oil paint, and wax on paper on panel, 24 x 36 in., 2016

Sea Forest 1-6 / Wild Places exhibition, David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA, 2020 (Photo credit Matt Garamy)

Sea Forest 8 / Cyanotype on silk, 132 x 45 in., 2021

Sea Forest 9 / Cyanotype and embroidery on silk, 132 x 45 in., 2021

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