Remembrance: Drink While the Water is Clean

I am intrigued by the connections formed between humanity and our surrounding landscapes.

My work is comprised of threes, and inspired by my connection to three bodies of water. The Belleisle Bay, The Dan River, and Crooked Creek all have significance to me and my family, and all three bodies of water have been endangered by the behaviors of humanity. These works are a visual narrative created from my memories as well as those shared with me.

A site-specific Installation exploring the meditative and spiritual power of water.

A site-specific Installation exploring the meditative and spiritual power of water.

By representing my own memories, and exploring my own connection to nature, my intention is to remind the viewer of their own relationship to the natural world. For me the natural environment is a symbol of the resiliency of life, made up of life “cycles” that are revealed by nature and humanity’s interaction. As a society we move further and further from nature, and rarely consider our impact on our surroundings. My works strive to convey the importance of protecting, preserving and respecting the natural world.

Installation view of show, Remembrance: Drink While the Water is Clean

Installation view of show, Remembrance: Drink While the Water is Clean

Mixed Media painting representing the Belleisle Bay, in NB Canada.

Mixed Media painting representing the Belleisle Bay, in NB Canada.

Mixed Media Painting representing Crooked Creek, in NC.

Mixed Media Painting representing Crooked Creek, in NC.

Mixed Media Collage representing the Dan River, in NC.

Mixed Media Collage representing the Dan River, in NC.

Mixed media landscape created from memory and an alternate reality.

Mixed media landscape created from memory and an alternate reality.

Detail from Finding Crooked Creek

Detail from Finding Crooked Creek

Mixed media collage, 12ft by 33ft comprised of photographs of the Dan River, and Ash.

Mixed media collage, 12ft by 33ft comprised of photographs of the Dan River, and Ash.