Acid Rain is a visual expression of the rituals I perform in the Bay Area’s creeks. In these rituals I bind together freshly cut flowers and objects and float them in the creeks as healing offerings. These poetic visual scenes bring to light the profound beauty of the creeks as well as the decay and pollution that threaten them.
Bloom is a series of vignettes made up by floating freshly cut flowers in a disintegrated gold-leafed glass bowl. The flowers’ sensual quality and vivid colors were placed against the decayed glass bowl. The bowl’s continued disintegration and imperfection provided me a rich background to these vignettes.
Drought represents an emotional space. It is a place where light and shadows co-exist. A dream space that is out-worldly and disorienting; where the components are delicate, translucent, yet act as barriers, gates and passages.
Stones & Trees
Stones & Trees is a body of layered images that I have placed together with photographs, paintings and objects. Some objects are found; some are made specifically for ritual purposes. In this process, I layer images together until meaning imerged to me, much as it does when performing a ritual of altar building in shamanic ceremonies.