This series is about my love of spacious outdoor places and my spiritual connection with the earth. By collecting earth pigments from locations I visit, I incorporate both the actual earth samples and the evidence of my direct contact with the earth and these places. Teabag and coffee filter papers in my art continue to represent the quiet meditative moments associated with the act of sitting quietly in contemplation and also act as markers for the countless incremental moments of time that make up geological history.
Some of these works also use earth pigments in patterns that have symbolic meanings based on rules defined by Morse code, binary and bar codes. This creates layers of meaning – from the basic abstracted imagery, to the meanings I associate with my chosen materials, to the coded messages in the patterns.