Patchwork River (2015)

This series of prints, collages and paintings is in collaboration with the poetry of Katherine James. James’s work responds to memory of the landscape of Nelson County, VA, the place where she and I were raised. The poems deal with Nelson as it exists now and as it has been translated in personal and collective memory. In particular, the work responds to the recollections of Hurricane Camille, a natural disaster that devastated the County in 1969. Flash floods and mudslides killed 153 people, and many more were washed away, or left with nothing. The body of images I create in response to Katherine’s words navigate the landscape of memory and re-map my home terrain.

Young Field
Young Field

oil on canvas, 22"x24"

Patchwork River
Patchwork River

mixed media collage with chine collé, thread, and dirt. 9"x12"

Night Flood
Night Flood

mixed media collage with watercolor, colored pencil and gouache, mounted on board. 8.5" x 10"

Stagebridge
Stagebridge

collage with gouache and watercolor, mounted on board. 10"x7"

Rings
Rings

Dirt and ink on paper. 8.5" x 11"

Dogwood
Dogwood

Chine collé print with dirt and ink. 7.5" x 11"