Raw pigment and botanical solutions and use of the overwhelming and intriguing natural environment are interrogated as I engage in a decades old walking practice. This investigative and research based practice allows one to see insect architecture, mushrooms, birds, fish, seeds, roots and geologic specimens as data and objects to be aesthetically and scientifically explored.
Investigating the human relationship to the contemporary rural and urban landscape and its questions regarding ecology and history opens notions of the African diaspora and Native American cultures. These are more bound in questions than answers. Underscoring the environment and material cultural, open-ended assemblages emerge with capital’s desire to control the natural world, populations, institutions, histories, and human experiences. The result is work that speaks a narrative but does not illustrate it directly.