LAND / Marks
Conversations with the Landscape
LAND / Marks is an on-going series made up of naturally dyed handwoven abstractions created to honor the way memory shifts and fades while simultaneously acknowledging how the horizon can be a healing symbol. LAND / Marks explores the disparate themes of memory and sky because both act as a filter through which we see our lives. Each woven abstraction is first naturally dyed with either plants, minerals or insects, then later woven on a floor loom, and hand-sewn together. Each abstraction speaks to an altered horizon that is referenced in different junctures experienced in my life --blue horizon experienced on the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, the amber sunset during the golden hour in the month of August, the burnt umber experienced along the forest floor along the Appalachian Trail, and the textured sage linking the ridges across the Drakensberg Mountains along the borderlands of S.A. and Lesotho. These pieces serve to examine meaningful intersections of connection, and aim to hold space for the viewer.