Carbon Series: Camp Fire
The erasure of my childhood home town by the anthropogenic 2018 Camp Fire laid bare the effects of complex interactions between the environment and dark aspects of human nature. My most recent work responds to the layered toll of this conflagration.
Using natural and man-made materials collected from within the burn area, I create installations to convey the fragility exposed when fine natural balances are disrupted, challenging the rationality of proceeding as if we can infinitely exploit our finite planet.
Installation pieces, approximately 12′ x 10,’ graphite, charcoal, ash, and mud on trace paper suspended with electrical clips, filament, aluminum wire, and galvanized steel pipes.
In Defensible Space
Installation, 29″ x 44,” burnt rifles and chaparral branches
8′ x 9’6″ Graphite, charcoal, ash, and mud on trace paper
Mineral Artifact Series
Boulder fragments, mud, ash
Phase 2 Cleanup Complete
Mud and ash
Works on Paper
Charcoal, ash, graphite, mud on gridded various papers