LAND / Marks
LAND / Marks is an on-going series made up of naturally dyed handwoven abstractions created to honor the way memory shifts and fades, and how grief is experienced in the body, 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 speaks to an altered horizon that is referenced in different junctures experienced in my life --the blue from Lake Michigan in which I grew up, the 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 as I thru-hiked along the Appalachian Trail in GA, NC, and TN, the textured sage linking the ridges across the Drakensberg Mountains along the borderlands of S.A. and Lesotho, and the golden hues doting the prairie fields throughout Northern Illinois and the Scottish Highlands. These pieces serve to examine meaningful intersections of connection, and aim to hold space for the viewer.