Eaton Canyon, 2023
RESOURCES: Conserving raw materials by increasing time spent per square foot of artwork will limit production and consumption.
PHYSICAL BONDS: These paintings flow out of my three day a week ritual, since December 2021, of running the trail to the waterfall and back. These paintings are of locations along the two mile long trail. I have attempted to cement a bond between my body and that particular landscape, and infuse that embodied experience and energy into the work.
MARK MAKING: The essence of art is to make a mark, and these fall in the lineage of etching one's perceived mortality onto stone and surface. I am aware of the indigenous peoples, The Tongva, whose ancestral home was this landscape before colonization and unlawful displacement. I am aware of my/our own impending erasure from this land.
RITUAL: Exercise and mark making as a meditative discipline. A quasi-religious ritual. The anticipation of water immersion and inner transformation.
SIGNPOSTS: The art works are fully realized when they are anchored as signposts along the trail. Theoretically, the signs would depict the look of the landscape at a particular point in time, and the landscape would slowly change around it. That scenario not being possible, the paintings exist in a state of dislocation.