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:
Ford Family Foundation Mid Career Artist Residency Award