Parideaza Farm is one source of inspiration for my art. There are many others.
“My art focuses on the intersection of artistic expression, science, food, farming and sustainable agriculture, while also exploring issues of social justice and healing. I feel that much of life is spent remembering what we already know. Art is a pathway to that remembering.
I feel that materials used can be part of the message, and many materials come from my farm; wool from the sheep, paper made of weeds or apples, pigment from walnuts, hedge trees, herbs and soil, and wax from the bees for encaustic. Making the paint and fiber is as important as making the image. I also see nature as a collaborator, not as a resource to be exploited.
In a series of recent projects, working with time and with soil to explore the process of decomposition has revealed a beauty in a process that is often hidden from view. I approach nature, art and science with humility and a willingness to dwell in the unknown.”