Saturday, May 24, 2008


Red Shale Stack (from an environmental art workshop at Colorado Art Ranch Artposium)

Late spring found me traveling to Steamboat Springs and the Colorado Art Ranch's Artposium at the Carpenter Ranch owned by The Nature Conservancy. The drive with friends Carol and Ron Ozaki along the western slope of the state (Ouray, Montrose, Grand Junction, I70east, to Rifle and north) was resplendent with spring green against a background of snow still on the high peaks. The theme of land at the Artposium was fascinating and inspiring with presenters and attendees from the fields of visual arts.literary arts, and land stewardship. Art sharing, good food, a bird watching walk, environmental art and writing workshops, a roaring bonfire, and a cello performance enriched the weekend.

Animal Hole (from the environmental art workshop)

Nature's Calligraphy, Denver Botanic Garden at Chatfield (in process)

On the route home through Denver, catching a ride with Ridgeway, Colorado artist Meredith Nemirov, we stopped to see how my April project was faring. (see April 19th post) The sod had turned a golden brown and the grasses were bright green and growing, threatening to engulf the sod lines. This site-specific landwork continues to transform in its on-going process.


I recently harvested grasses in a wetland area that were braided last fall at the Edgemont Highlands development where I am artist-in-residence. The braids of grass, pressed to the earth by the winter snows, were gathered and wrapped around a nearby cottonwood tree.

Friday, May 2, 2008


I was recently in this exhibit at 23Sandy Gallery in Portland, Oregon. It was juried by Gay Walker, Special Collections Librarian at Reed College Library in Portland. Link to the 23 Sandy Gallery website, click Past Exhibitions, Secrets & Lies to find my name and images of 3 artists' book works.