Drawing Installation: territory:wetlands
Explore New England’s coastal wetlands though drawing technique. To capture the movement of tidal fluctuations, I make several timed washes of ink over vellum to mark the movement of the tide.
Organic materials collected from coastal landscape act as a resist against the washes of ink. The resulting drawings reveal the landscape.
September 2014 | 2-Day Drawing Installation | tide shift
Drawing installation hosted by Engine in Biddeford, Maine.
Supported by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission.
Informed by observation of the wetland environment, I mimic the actions of the tide. Repetitive washes of ink over vellum. Fabric soaked, dried, soaked and dried, like tidal refuse. Marks made in rows daily... cyclically. In accord with the estuary as it shifts each day, salted waves through the brackish murky depths of the red maple swamp.
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territory:wetlands was made possible with support from the Maine Arts Commission