Beyond Walden/Thin Places
My work responds to the volatile state of the natural world. Incorporating found imagery, layered
space and synthetic materials, my collages explore the repercussions of commerce and technology
on the environment. I combine the stillness of found and appropriated photography with the
spontaneity of paint and accident. I choose to adopt a spiritual stance to evoke emotional and intuitive
perspectives. Through the act of construction and deconstruction, I rely on chance and
process to minimize the maker’s hand.
I initially worked with pages from “Walden” where man and cabin were present and contained
within nature. This current work addresses the progress made since Thoreau wrote “Walden”
172 years ago. These collages explore the ongoing assault on the natural world. The Thin Place
collages are spacial explorations which record the accidents that inexplicably form cohesive images
of an evolving world.