My interest lies in shelter and isolation—both literal and poetic. My original inspiration came
from the Old Leather Man, an itinerant who lived and traveled throughout southern New
England in the late 19th century. By day he walked through communities but by night found
shelter in rock outcroppings in the neighboring woods.
My medium is site-specific installation in which I replicate shelter and isolation within the
setting of a wooded landscape. My objects—paper cards that hang in tree-like columns, coats
and jackets armored with wheat paste layers, rocks and boulders built with paper mache—
reinforce the landscape, sometimes with the addition of audio and video.
My installations include some or all of the following — drawings, photographs, video, audio
and sculpture. I am just beginning to investigate man-made structures as shelter, such as
closets and cupboards but still within the realm of landscape.
Because my method is to choose a site and then decide what to install, I need to build and
maintain a large reserve of drawings, photographs, and sculptures. Therefore, if accepted to
work at Weir Farm, I will use the time and space to build rocks and boulders of various sizes;
to make photographic portraits and drawings of rocks on the Weir Farm property; to draw the
Weir Farm landscape; to make video and audio of landscape elements of Weir Farm that will
reinforce the photographs and drawings; and to write daily entries on my blog about the work
I am making and my experiences.
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