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WINDOW ON EDEN I
Ballinasloe, Galway, Ireland | 2022
Created as part of a series of land-based sculptures developed during my one-month residency in rural County Galway, Ireland, in September 2022, this entirely biodegradable installation is set within a corridor between a tract of privately-owned farmland left wild and government-managed forestry land - a sort of interstitial no-man's-land that marks a stark contrast between the wildness of old-growth deciduous woodland and the newer monoculture of the evergreen plantation. By collecting fallen branches from the forest floor and lashing them together with string, I created a portal that frames the point where these two distinct versions of "nature" meet and co-mingle as they march side-by-side into the horizon. Placing them both within the same frame creates a dialogue between old and new, wild and worked, organic growth and purpose-driven cultivation.
TOTEM AT THE TIDEWATER
Solomons, Maryland | 2022
Sculpture comprised of cotton rope, mixed natural fibers, botanical dyes, copper fittings, steel tube and rebar | 12 x 6 x 4 feet
Held in the permanent collection of Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Art Center in Solomons, Maryland, Totem at the Tidewater was created during the summer of 2022 as part of the institution's Artist in Residence program to engage the public in a dialogue about art in nature. This work bridges themes of community and ecological responsibility while standing as a testament to the diversity of the protected Tidewater bioregion. With an intention to let the work evolve with the ecosystem over time, the hope is that this mostly biodegradable sculpture will come to serve as habitat for birds, insects, lichen, and other such members of the woodland ecosystem, while serving as an example for the humans who encounter it to think more deeply about how art can exist not just within but as part of the landscape