Work > Imagined Topographies of a Vanishing Wilderness

Wandering 1
ink on Hanji paper
30"x40"
2021
Wandering 2
watercolor and ink on Hanji paper
30"x40"
2021
Wandering 3
ink on Hanji paper
24"x36"
2021
Wandering 4
ink on Hanji paper
24"x36"
2021
Wandering 5
in
14"x14"
2021
Wandering 6
ink on Hanji paper
14"x14"
2021
Wandering 7
ink on Hanji paper
12"x12"
2021
Wandering 8
ink on Hanji paper
12"x12"
2021

MAGINED TOPOGRAPHIES OF A VANISHING WILDERNESS

Shift Gallery
September 2 – October 2, 2021

Artist Talk: Saturday, September 11, 1pm
Closing/Meet the artist: October 2, 2-4pm

I spent the summer creating imaginary topographies — blending together contour maps with my own wandering lines. While working on these topographic maps, I’ve been thinking about the vanishing wilderness. It is astonishing that only 23% of Earth’s wilderness is left.

I have also been thinking about how as the wild spaces of the Earth shrink, the chaos of the pandemic grows. It is hard to believe we are still wandering in a wilderness of uncertainty about Covid 19.