Art Complex Museum
Duxbury (Boston), MA
May 17 - Sept 6, 2015
Installation images below
Forest Gold (Series)
Ink on Gold-Mining Maps
Inspired by the work Im Walde by Max Klinger, or being in a forest in the fall, makes me awe in the work of birds.
Working on these prints while living in France, I watched an entire area of forest on the outskirts of Paris cleared.
Each day more and more trees were felled. Birds that had so carefully built and planned their nests would have to start again.
It was sad for me—as humans we dislike starting over and beginning again. A mining company in
Saskatoon shut down and were throwing out old maps. The damage to the birds’
environment was inspiration for using the maps. Their topographical lines look like the rhythmic and
intentional patterns of a bird nest.
Forest Gold #1
Forest Gold #2
Forest Gold #3
Forest Gold #4
Going, Going, Gone (Series)
Ink on Mulberry Paper
108 x 27.5”, 275 x 70 cm
Rooftops of Paris have become home to millions of bees, it is this that has inspired these pieces in response
to the work of John Taylor Arms, Gargoyle in his Quarry. I had the pleasure of working with some Parisian
beekeepers over the past year, which led me to understand the complexity/complex and the absolute way of things.
The three layers artistically interpret the active healthy hive, the hive beginning to struggle and—in the front panel—
the hive is near collapse. Now bees look over the rooftops of Paris just as the gargoyles do.
|Look Again - Installation - Art Complex Museum - Duxbury, MA (Boston)|