My work currently explores the different ways I see time recorded in landscape. I draw inspiration from forests, the coast as well as the Cascades and high desert in eastern Oregon. Although the terrain and feeling of these places are very different, they all contain a visual recording of the past which fascinates me as an observer, such as signs of geology, erosion, decay, and a sense of new life appearing in the midst of destruction. The most dramatic example I’ve come across recently that illustrates this are forests affected by wildfires and how these areas transform afterwards.
Over the years I’ve experimented with various media and subject matter, but there has been a constant theme relating to impermanence, transformation and environmental stewardship. I believe it is important that we strive to learn more about natural history, particularly of the places we live. As a legacy, I would hope this work encourages others to notice the magic of place and the language of time.
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