“[There exist] art practices with low coefficients of artistic visibility, raising the possibility of a new status for art ­ in the absence of artworks, authorship or spectatorship. Envisaging art in terms of competence rather than performance, process rather than outcome, poses a distinct challenge for the art world because in losing its visibility as such, art has only its history to fall back on.” STEVEN WRIGHT Beyond contemplative value: operative value.”

“Certainly, site-specific art can lead to the unearthing of repressed histories, help provide greater visibility to marginalized groups and issues, and initiate the re(dis)covery of ‘minor’ places so far ignored by the dominant culture.” MIWON KWON (from One Place After Another)

Working with indigenous, non art materials, such as stone, wood and mud, collected from numerous walks around the United Sates, primarily Florida and Minnesota, my art practice is about mobility, freedom, about place, time, distance, geology, human scale, and the reality of the landscape. Stone is one of the earliest materials used by humans to fashion tools, and one of the preferred materials for collection. Art made by walking in landscapes. (Locations include: Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, California, Ohio, and Puerto Rico)

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“Logging Trail, Minnesota #1 (August, 2005)”
archival pigment print
© 2005

Deer

Deer are the ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae. Species in the Cervidae family include white-tailed deer, mule deer such as black-tailed deer, elk, moose, red deer, reindeer, fallow deer, roe deer and chital. Wikipedia

“Untitled (Jack Island dawn)”
performative action
archival pigment print
© 2004

“Untitled (vulture flight)”
performative action
archival pigment print
© 2004

Despite its ubiquity in the everyday walking is an activity obscured by its own practical functionality. Rarely is walking considered as a distinct mode of acting, knowing, and making. Conceived of as a conversation between the body and the world, walking becomes a reciprocal and simultaneous act of both interpretation and manipulation; an embodied and active way of shaping and being shaped that operates on a scale and at a pace embedded in something seemingly more authentic and real. Susan Sontag once said that an artist is someone who is interested in everything.

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(Rio Plata, Puerto Rico)

Thicket of mangroves.

Remembering the many images I have yet to use. #betweenriverlagoon #indianriverlagoon #nature

From project: “Between the River and Lagoon”