For Ecosystems, I created a new body of works for canvas, panel and paper. I work in cycles, and after a lengthy cycle of recordings and performances, I have returned to working on surfaces. I set out to re-create scenes from the places I've lived and worked including the North of Iceland and my native Pennsylvania. I found threads, symbols and objects that connect both places and I have used a wide tonal palette ranging from reflective silvers to passionate violets to achieve the experience. The surfaces were conceptialized, created and finished with a similar aesthetic to how I create my sound pieces; large expansive spaces meet intricate details intended to create a sense of place -- Some foreign, some familiar, each designed to allure the viewer and invoke the imagination.
I used patterns, objects from my perfomances and photography while recording in the field to share my experience. I stretched the first canvas in August of 2018 after a bizarre series of micro-tragedies came into my life as a means of recovery, however it quickly became a sense of purpose and a mission. I worked until I felt the pieces were diverse in form, size and value; reflecting that of an ecosystem. The majority of the works were created this year. Some screenprints are included as points of origin and the result is 12+ works for the viewer to experience. An audio component of new and unreleased material is included to accompany the pieces.
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