Portfolio > Wilderness Studies

Marker #1
silverpoint and acrylic on prepared paper
29 1/2" x 20"
2012
Marker #2
silverpoint and acrylic on prepared paper
29 1/2" x 33"
2012
Marker #3
silverpoint and walnut ink on prepared paper
29 1/2" x 23"
2012
Marker #4
silverpoint and acrylic on prepared paper
29 1/2" x 31"
2012
Marker #5
silverpoint and acrylic on prepared paper
29.5" x 36"
2013
Marker #6
silverpoint and acrylic on prepared paper
29.5" x 23"
2013
Coppice
birch and mixed media
dimensions variable
2012
Moose Bed #1
silverpoint and watercolor on prepared paper
11" x 11"
2009
Moose Bed #1 (detail)
silverpoint and watercolor on prepared paper
11" x 11"
2009
Moose Bed #2
silverpoint and watercolor on prepared paper
11" x 11"
2010
Untitled (Birch Trees)
silverpoint on prepared paper
34" x 42"
2010
Siblings
birch and hand-knit wool
dimensions variable
2011
Plaid Shirt #1
silverpoint and watercolor on prepared paper
14" x 11"
2010
Plaid Shirt #2
silverpoint and watercolor on prepared paper
14" x 11"
2010
Plaid Shirt #3
silverpoint and watercolor on prepared paper
14" x 11"
2011
Plaid Shirt #4
silverpoint and watercolor on prepared paper
14" x 11"
2011
Plaid Shirt #5
silverpoint and watercolor on prepared paper
14" x 11"
2011
The Tree #1
silverpoint and watercolor on prepared paper
28 3/4" x 23 1/4"
2011
The Tree #2
silverpoint and watercolor on prepared paper
28 3/4" x 23 1/4"
2011

2009-2013

These works explore a desire to experience and comprehend place in a different way, and attempt to acknowledge the fantasies projected upon landscape that often accompany this desire. The sites for these explorations cross a broad distance, leaping from the homesteaded wilderness of the Matanuska-Susitna River Valley of Alaska to the forested state parks of Southern New England, yet their translation into drawing removes much of the specificity of place. This absence speaks of the gap between experience and memory, reality and fantasy, the known and the unknown.