Patched is an ongoing series of photographs where map paper (made from maps of places I have been to) is embedded into trees where the bark naturally peels away as an act of offering or mending.
Could the landscape be an archive remembering every mark and every trace set upon it? Will my footprints still be here when I am no longer? For how long will the traces of me stay on the surface of the earth?
I feel for places.
We walk all over them.
We stomp on them.
We forget about them.
Rarely do we visit.
And when we do –
We drop by unannounced.
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What Is and What Was
four hand cut atlases, wooden table and wooden stools, stools 14”x 17.75”, table 46”x 42”, 2018
What Is and What Was includes four wooden stools circling a table inviting viewers to sit down and view four altered North American and Canadian atlases. As the pages turn houses are removed from the page showing the changing landscape both through the altering of cut-outs and the found object of the atlas continuing to outdate itself.
Piled Up uses the cut-outs from What Is and What Was to create a hill of houses that spills over onto the floor.
twisted found maps, pins and nails, installation approx. 70’ x 3’, 2018
Precariously Perched is a two wall installation where twisted maps balance on tiny pins and nails. The installation creates an abstracted horizon line that also mimics the feeling of a walk. Some maps lay on the floor signalling a passage of time.
A Nook For A Nest
photographs, 23”x 28”, 2018
A Nook For A Nest is a series of photographs that includes twisted maps in environmental installations that depicts the transitory and temporary homes.
Places I Have Been
handmade paper from found maps, wooden dowels, installation-16’ x 7.5’, 2018
Places I Have Been is made from found maps of places I have been or lived. The map paper is folded as a traditional map is and rests on wooden dowels extending from the wall. The folded paper represents both an outdated map that is no longer functional and references to landscapes it embodies.