Sacred Waters :: Ganga
This series looks at the relationship with the sacred river that flows through Varanasi, India. From rituals to daily chores, the ancient and monumental stairs host the range of interactions with the waters that flow here.
Poetry Collaboration with Drew Myron: The Making of Dust
Rajavihara: the temple of Ta Prohm in Angkor Wat
Silk Spinners of Sou Chou
Part of an exploration of various forms of weaving practiced today, industrialization dominates these portraits depicting labor in the mill.
Even though Hawai’i is officially a part of the US, culturally it is the crossroads of many different Asian communities living in the America. This series of oil paintings looks at Kalihi Markets and Chinatown streets around the new millennia.
Confined Shrines of Mandalay
On the streets in Sacred Bagan
Cottonweavers on Inle Lake maintain traditional weaving practices on their hand-hewn looms that fill their stilted wood houses.
Meandering through the Intha market on Inle Lake
Markets of Chichicastenango: Considering the impacts of international markets while meandering through the vibrant Mayan marketplace
The Cradle Project
Raising funds & awareness of children orphaned by poverty & disease in sub-Saharan Africa. Initiated by Naomi Natale of Albuquerque, NM.
A visit to the Masai after climbing to the top of Africa
An excursion through the delta during a roadtrip around the south.
Rocky Mountain West
This high mountain steppe is my homeland. The dry ecology is where I feel most at home. Summers were spent at the Lazy Shamrock Ranch, where my father became known through the Blue River Valley as a master irrigator. He greened up the pastures using flood irrigation over the course of 60 years working there.
Cowboy paintings from the Lazy Shamrock Ranch
Tack shed still life paintings
Pencil drawings: brand
En plein air:
Spring aspen paintings
Shadow Creek Ranch
Pine: an intimate portrait of lodgepole pines impacted by beetle kill
This exchange with Irish artists looked at the influence each geography has had on the other. The work created for the exhibition in Colorado depicted the long term impacts of the century old mines, wherein the Irish worked when they first arrived in the west. The exhibition in Ireland consisted of digital collages created out of my lifetime of experiences with the Flanigan family on the Lazy Shamrock Ranch.
We lived in Taos, New Mexico for the first five years of my son’s life. When I started feeding him, I became very concerned with the quality of our food production. We planted a permaculture garden around the ‘Distillery’ and together created watercolor paintings and haiku that followed the seasons of A Year in Grandpa’s Garden.
In tandem with cultivating our own food and starting down the path of a Slow Food inspired life, I created paintings of the chemical impacts of the US industrial food machine out of concern of how we nourish ourselves.
Post Industrial West: REAP
rain | refinery | crop | Titan | slaughter
Neo Rio 2020: HOME
Hosted by LEAP (Land Experience & Art of Place) as a virtual engagement during the COVID19 pandemic, the work explores ideas of HOME. Our work situates ideas of home and displacement as we reflect on the place we currently dwell.
We moved to Maine in 2016 so that Thatcher Gray could learn about the natural world, forest and sea ecologies in the prime of his youth. With an extraordinary number of ecologists who live and work here, my time here has been invaluable in learning how to work at the intersection of Art & Ecology. The bulk of work created here looks at the relationships of whole ecologies and has allowed me to think about how best to contribute creatively to the restoration of lands both here and abroad.
Insect apocalypse: Bombus
My grandmothers came from the southern Appalachian foothills, of Scotch Cherokee descent. This series explores remnants of our family and ties to the era of industrialized weaving, before the practice was outsourced to other countries.