Saturday, August 14, 2010


Sandy Creek

Waters Past

This summer found me leading walks along the trails at Edgemont Highlands, a development just east of Durango. I have been the artist-in-resident there for 5 years and am currently maintaining 30 sites. "Sandy Creek" is one of the sites that needs its raking each spring. "Waters Past", a sculpture made of clay fragments from an old water system, also needs an annual tending. The wild trail encircles the development, passing along stream beds and wetlands and through ponderosa pine forests. The complete hike takes about 2 hours. Residents and community members participated in the 3 artist-led walks on the trail this summer.


There will be a closing reception at the Arena Gallery for "Signs of the Forest" exhibit on August 21 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Detritus II

This open book, part of my Detritus series, was originally photographed in a snowy aspen grove in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The scorched markings echo the worm larvae carvings on the inner bark and cores of aspens. This image comes from an installation at the Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California in 2009. Currently this book sculpture is back in Southern California at Arena 1 Gallery in Santa Monica. I am one of 16 artists exhibiting in the show "Signs of the Forest", curated by Jean Clad. The exhibit runs from July 17 to August 21.