Thursday, May 28, 2009
Up in Freedom New Hampshire on Loon Lake sits a wonderful little house my mom grew up in. We take family trips in the summer to hike and relax and trips in the winter to ski (King Pine!) This summer past ended up being a very rainy week and little hiking got done, only Black Cap in Maine. I did however take long walks through the damp woods and became entranced by the glorious array of fungi I encountered! Lurking under the carpet of needles, sneaky fellows, I have yet to encounter such a large variety of mushrooms anywhere else. These walks through the woods have feed into a huge fascination and theme of my thoughts and artwork.
Loon Lake in the summer
photographs of mushrooms from my walk
Preliminary woodblock print
Why Did You Eat Us?
Here is an array of some of my sea life work. I just love those fish and octopus!!!!
ink on vellum
my first litho at CCA with the wondrous Jack Ford and beautiful heavy limestone
my first (well technically second) relief print from my time at CCA with Jeanne Lorenz
This myth was written and illustrated to display the importance of marshes in our ecosystems. Saltwater marshes are an often overlooked ecosystem due to their apparent quietude, however looking closely they are area essential for filtration, nutrient recycling and attract a wide array of unique creatures. Creatures such as the Mummichug, a Rhode Island local. This piece carries on my the themes of the circular, and then moon, and reverence for nature which appear through out much of my artwork.
Enjoy the read!