graphite and ink on draft paper, 2013, 36"w x 18.5"h x 1"d
I was born in one place but identify with another. I connect with one though I live in another. With landscape as my subject, I explore the ways we construct our identities in relation to place. I have applied systems used in garment piecework and surface design to landscape images to personalize them. By constructing, deconstructing and then reconstructing these landscapes by hand, I engage in a process parallel to the trials involved in situating oneself in the world and establishing a sense of home. The process is also an attempt to reconcile with loss of place and the transience of experience. By engaging in acts of renewal and erasure—careful mark making, purposeful smudging and thoughtful inking out—the work can be viewed as a materialization of memory with selective forgetting.
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