URBAN EARTH, a shift in perception
I spent my childhood exploring the shores of the Northern California coastline. I celebrated my birthdays in the midst of the giant red wood
forests. As a young adult, I spent my time in the mountain ranges of Montana, hiking, biking and skiing. There is such power in nature's
majesty: ocean, mountain, tall, tall tree.
When I moved to Minneapolis thirteen years ago, I spent years trying to find "my place" in the midwest: exploring less traveled lakes, parks, and rivers.
I would leave these places with a feeling of defeat. Although I was grateful to have these opportunities in a city, my heart still ached for those limitless, grandiose spaces. Where was my place?
Once I acknowledged and accepted that I wouldn't be able to experience the nature I knew, slowing but surely, nature made herself known to me. I was surprised by her form of communication.
It started out as quiet and subtle.
I walk daily: in my neighborhood, around the lakes, through the parks, down by the river. Slowly, my eyes shifted from searching for the larger
picture to seeing the smaller one: nature's detail. I felt reborn. It was baffling to me that I could have the exact same relationship with nature that I had had in the past (it was just up to me to be willing to change my perception).
These images represent the detail of nature: something I have always overlooked while being captivated by nature's giants. I am grateful for
experiencing nature, now, with every step I take. Have we taken the time to acknowledge what, may at first, seem small? Have we taken the time to experience them? This is my attempt to do so.
modern coffee, SOLD
imperfect collection: lake superior
hope is the thing with feathers
against a wall, SOLD
feather on moleskin
showing up (volume 9 :: 5)
warm minimalism, 3.5 x 8.5, collage on paper
lady, 16x12, acrylic and india ink, SOLD
speckled, 20X16, acrylic on canvas, SOLD
happy, 4.25x5.5, collage on wood block
sun, collage on wood block, SOLD
beemed, 6X6, acrylic painting on paper
Queen of the Field Too, 12x24, oil on canvas
marfa lights, 6X6 acrylic on panel, SOLD
marfa inspired, SOLD
smooth talker, 16X20, acrylic and india ink on canvas, SOLD
her gift was acorns, 6X6, acrylic on panel
rich soil, 6x6, SOLD
amazes + inspires, 6X6, acrylic on paper
canyon rise, NFS
perfect for the porch
web of life, mixed media on paper, SOLD
winter's whisper, SOLD
full flight, 12 X 12, acrylic
june, 12 X 12, oil on canvas
traveling with butterflies
running with the sun, SOLD
in reverence, 16 X 20, acrylic on canvas
where two meet, 16X20, acrylic on canvas
tiny portrait, NFS
miracles in the making, 10 x 10, acrylic on canvas
crossing the threshold
imperfect collection: neighborhood