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bioDIVERSITY: Mirror View
acrylic, spray paint, ink, cutouts on paper, on wood panel
10"x 10"x 3/4"
2017
bioDIVERSITY: Ridgeline-Presence
acrylic, spray paint, ink, cutouts on paper, on wood panel
10"x 10"x 3/4"
2017
bioDIVERSITY: SandWaterLife 2
acrylic, spray paint, ink, cutouts on paper, on wood panel
10"x 10"x 3/4"
2018
bioDIVERSITY: SandWaterLIfe 1
acrylic, spray paint, ink, gold leaf, cutouts on paper, on wood panel
10"x 10"x 3/4"
2018
Art & Agriculture Collection, Oregon State University
acrylic, spray paint, ink, cutouts on paper, on wood panel
12"x 48" x 3/4"
2017
bioDIVERSITY: Summer Lake
acrylic, spray paint, ink, cutouts on paper, on wood panel
30"x 30"x 3/4"
2016
bioDIVERSITY: Ridgeline
acrylic, spray paint, ink, cutouts on paper, on wood panel
30"x 30" x 3/4"
2016
bioDIVERSITY: Avocet
acrylic, spray paint, ink, cutouts on paper, on wood panel
30"x 30"x 3/4"
2016
bioDIVERSITY: Refuge
acrylic, spray paint, ink, cutouts on paper
40"x 88"
2016
bioDIVERSITY: Avocet Dreaming
spray paint, charcoal on vellum
40"x 84"
2016

The bioDIVERSITY collages evolved from the question, "how am I shaped by my environment?" and seek to reconnect personal and cultural identities with the land. The repetition of the silhouetted shapes is reminiscent of wallpaper; landscape is frequently considered in Western societies as merely the backdrop against which human activity occurs that alters and consumes its natural resources. In this way, it is similar to wallpaper, an important but often overlooked environmental influence. The American West is a place where agriculture, ranching, recreation and wildlife intersect and collaborative spaces interact. This is the dichotomy and the challenge of that region in the 21st century and its context, the environment.

Thank you to the following for their support of my practice and bioDIVERSITY:

Playa Foundation
Ford Family Foundation Mid Career Artist Residency Award