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Bandelier inspired piece
Dwelling I
watercolor on paper
32" x 24"
2016

This piece, Dwelling, grew out of memories of a time I spent living and working in New Mexico. There were canyons there that I visited which, to my coastal New England eyes, looked completely foreign. The walls of these canyons were formed out of eons-old volcanic rock. In the hollows of these formations, early humans had actually lived, fashioning dwellings out of tiny caverns and crevices in the earth. This to me became a profound metaphor for the way in which the Earth sustains us, and we continue to rely upon the Earth for our very lives. In this piece, I seek to call attention to those spaces in the natural world from which we can learn, in which we can pause, and in which we can ultimately learn to ‘dwell’.