This body of work is both a celebration and a cautionary tale about our most valuable resource. I collaborated with poet and transgender activist Emily Newberry to create an edition of uniquely painted artist's books of a suite of two poems, WATER. The inventive book structure allows the poems to be read in the round as water shifts between rain & snow, and the poet draws our attention to the continuity between seemingly distinct states of being, a more nuanced reading of our world and ourselves. (More after the thumbnails.)
While water changes easily and harmlessly between solid, liquid and gas, our relationship with water is undergoing a perilous transformation. The paintings here tell the story of our connection to water -- as giver of life, as tools for industrialization and exploration, as dumping ground. They are the beginning of an in-depth examination of our link with this life sustaining resource, and what it tells us about who we are.
This project was funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.
Some of my pieces are still available, please contact me for specifics.