RESPONSE SERIES

California Blue and Gold

12” square, mixed media
$950 (for original work)

Featured in Reimagining Our Footprint at Abrams Claghorn Gallery, a show that seeks answers to questions about how we as artists can deliver a message about climate change, be more thoughtful about the materials we use, and be more responsible as individuals and society.

Jan 20-Feb 28, 2021

Print available at abramsclaghorn.com.

Working towards a more sustainable future as an artist, I create work using found and recycled materials that focus on the natural world.

“California Blue and Gold” was built using collected tissue paper, aluminum foil, a paper bag, and packing material. It focuses attention on the natural features of our beautiful state.

This work celebrates the spectacular mountains and sky on a journey between northern and southern California. The many miles encompass vivid natural beauty contrasted with the unrelenting road, traffic, trucks, rest stops, pesticides, meat processing, and the other byproducts of the cultivation and exploitation of the Golden State.

Emergence / Unfolding

12” square, mixed media
$950 (for original work)

Featured in Reimagining Our Footprint at Abrams Claghorn Gallery, a show that seeks answers to questions about how we as artists can deliver a message about climate change, be more thoughtful about the materials we use, and be more responsible as individuals and society.

Jan 20-Feb 28, 2021

Print available at abramsclaghorn.com.

Working towards a more sustainable future as an artist, I create work using found and recycled materials that focus on the natural world.

In “Emergence/Unfolding,” new growth emerges from harsh ground, as barren rocks and dirt give way to color and clear sky. This work features the vast ages in layers of earth, turmoil, earthquake, upheaval, and despite all, the determination of life to survive. Materials include recycled tissue paper, packing materials, and aluminum foil with garden soil.

Hurried Exit

12” square, mixed media
$950 (for original work)

Featured in Reimagining Our Footprint at Abrams Claghorn Gallery, a show that seeks answers to questions about how we as artists can deliver a message about climate change, be more thoughtful about the materials we use, and be more responsible as individuals and society.

Jan 20-Feb 28, 2021

Print available at abramsclaghorn.com.

As an artist working towards a more sustainable future, I create art with recycled and found materials featuring elements from the natural world.

In “Hurried Exit,” a frightened creature flees a dark, ruined landscape for the safety of less ominous ground. This work addresses the decaye built environment, the destruction of the earth, and increasing peril to wildlife. It is built using recycled and natural materials: paper, foil, soil, and flower petals. It also includes glitter, a symbol of human excess.

Order from Chaos

12″ x 12″

Response Series: Works created in response to events in 2020

Print available at abramsclaghorn.com.

The chaos of wild fire, represented by the repeated little demon figure, is contained by an orderly geometric pattern.

Response

12″ x 12″

Response Series: Works created in response to events in 2020

Print available at abramsclaghorn.com.

Original: Mixed papers and foil with pen drawings, paper quilt square. New growth reaches up to a rising hybrid flora-fauna figure, representing hope and peace.

Phoenix/Mandala

12″ x 12″

Response Series: Works created in response to events in 2020

Print available at abramsclaghorn.com.

Original: Mixed papers and foil with pen drawings, paper quilt square. A hybrid flora-fauna figure rises in a shimmering new landscape, comprising all the elements of fire, water, air, and earth.