Space Between 2010-2013
Gloves protect, conceal, orchestrate and lead. Like the gloves of a puppet master directing a marionette, the human species largely controls the natural world.
I wrestle with pulling a root from the earth. The human-centered paradigm tells me that this is my given right; it goes without question. With these drawings and paintings, I am offering reflection about this uneasy relationship. Nature is honored for what it is, not for what it provides. I strive to take the gloves off and gently press the earth with humility and awe.
The Space Between, installation, Eric and Ronna Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis and Clark College, 76 diptychs, mixed media on wood panels, 2014
Details in four dimensions: 5 x 16.5”, 7×12.5”,12.5 x 7”, 16.5 x 5”