Artwork > Body Of Place

This series is inspired by my work with landscape and figure. They more directly explore emotion and memories from the places, people, and cultures that have shaped my personal and artistic life (Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sweden, Iceland, and the United States). Using divergent material (photos cut out from magazines and bits of cloth and paper), I then collaged these items into heavy weight gessoed paper. Into this surface overlays of painting in acrylic and oil were applied to create the desired composition and surface.

“We the mortals touch the metals,
the wind, the ocean shores, the stones,
knowing they will go on, inert or burning,
and I was discovering,
naming all these things:
it was my destiny to love and say goodbye.”
*Pablo Neruda, from Still Another Day

Horizon green and earth
Mixed media on gessoed paper
19.75 x 25.5 inches
$300
Green earth
Mixed media on gessoed paper
26.25 x 38.25 inches
$400
Memories revealing
Mixed media on gessoed paper
26.25 x 38.25 inches
$400
Passings
Mixed media on gessoed paper
26.25 x 38.25 inches
$400
Couples and earth
Mixed media on gessoed paper
26.25 x 38.25 inches
$400
Inlet and bathers
Mixed media on gessoed paper
26.25 x 38.25 inches
$400
Viewpoint
Mixed media on gessoed paper
26.25 x 38.25 inches
$400
Eye and earth
Mixed media on gessoed paper
26.25 x 38.25 inches
$400
Stillness
Mixed media on gessoed paper
26.25 x 38.25 inches
$400
Beneath and sight
Mixed media on gessoed paper
26.25 x 38.25 inches
2014
$400
Orange and the horizon
Mixed media on gessoed paper
26.25 x 38.25 inches
$400
Steps
Mixed media on gessoed paper
26.25 x 38.25 inches
$400
Summer remembrance
Mixed media on gessoed paper
26.25 x 38.25 inches
$400
Pattern of thought
Mixed media on gessoed paper
26.25 x 38.25 inches
$400
Cycle of return
Mixed media on gessoed paper
26.25 x 38.25 inches
$400
By the shore
Mixed media on gessoed paper
26.25 x 38.25 inches
$400