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Site Specific Land Art

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Golden Nature - Gold is the symbol of significance, importance, value - I created this piece covering a rock with gold fabric to carry the message that the natural world is important, rocks, sticks, trees, mud, oceans etc.

Golden Nature

The Historic Path of West Bouldin Creek: W. Bouldin Creek in Austin was rerouted in the early days of the city. I brought the same creek water back, hanging in vials, above the historic path of the creek.

The Historic Path of West Bouldin Creek

Golden Inside - I created this piece with gold fabric seeming to ooze out of the cracks in the earth to carry the message that the natural world is important, rocks, sticks, trees, mud, oceans etc. Gold is the symbol of significance, importance and value.

Golden Inside

Earth Basket: This wool basket was created with natural wool yarn on living rushes in Ireland. Because wool is found on every fence post and bush, it naturally becomes a part of the color pallet of the landscape. It almost seems like a basket could make itself in the rushes with all the pieces.

Earth Basket

Inside Outside - The ruins in Kerry Ireland with no roof or door, just the stone walls that are left brings up the question. What is inside? What is outside? The window and door frames that still exist hold the tension between these two worlds. Is the inside of the house more valuable than the outside? The red string holds this tension.  Questions to ask ourselves.

Inside Outside

Wind Sculpture - I created a field of long white strips of fabric tied to tall grass to create a wind sculpture to make the intense wind in Iceland visible, to watch the wind instead of just feel it.

Wind Sculpture

River of Grass - Landscapes in Iceland can have few trees and some fields can be dominated by moss and lava rock and hardly any grass where other field are only grass. I swapped materials by creating a river of grass in a grassless landscape.

River of Grass

Environmental Protection - Some beings seem to need more protection than others like this moss. How can we help some animals and plants make it in this human dominated world? How will you give back to the natural world that gives us so much.

Environmental Protection

From Hearth and Home: This piece highlights the importance of sheep/wool in the home economy in rural Ireland in the days when this pre-famine house was still functional and in use.
From Hearth to Home
Rural Irish Pallet: Wool is found on every fence post and bush in rural Ireland. It naturally becomes a part of the color pallet of the landscape. A ball of wool gathered from all the bits of wool found in the landscape could almost make a new sheep.

Rural Irish Pallet

Wind Tunnel - The wind in Iceland can be fierce. I created a wind tunnel with very long strips of white fabric attached to birch trees on either side. The fabric bucked and swayed creating a wind tunnel between the trees.

Wind Tunnel

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