Earth Ochre, foraged earth pigments, hand ground and painted on linen with stitching. 2021, 14" x 17".
My work investigates how people mark the land and how we come to know “place”. I am interested in patterns of settlement and how land is structured by humans and by nature. Several years ago, a friend introduced me to the word “Ecotone”. An ecotone is an area where contrasting ecosystems butt up against one another and meet. This creates energetic space…the line where meadow meets forest, the transition of land to water, the active movement of tree lines shifting,,… The works exhibited in Touch, have a sense of boundaries, edges, and the meeting of two distinct communities. The works are made with earth pigments found and collected in several remote locations.