Hovering between abstraction and representation, my art engages with several environmental themes, albeit in a non-linear, poetic way. These include human interference with nature, spectacular natural phenomena, and my own relationship to the landscape. I am interested in creating a dialogue between contrasts such as synthetic and natural, geometric and organic, and excess and nothingness. The compositions come from a desire to link landscape with human desires for connection. Positive forms interact as if they are stretching, breaking, forming, reaching, piercing, filling, or spilling into voids.
In 2017, I am going to attempt to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail. In 2011, after an abrupt and emotionally excruciating separation with my ex-husband, and with merely one month of planning, I jumped on the trail, hiking the first 308 miles with Wandering Dot. In 2013 I hiked the Colorado Trail with Wandering Dot. In 2015 I hiked the John Muir Trail with my now ex-boyfriend. This 2017 PCT thru-hike will be the first time I will venture out on the trail solo. I look forward to your companionship along the way!
As I hike, I will collect images and memories which I will later use to create emotional and physical map landscape paintings of my experience on the trail.