RENEWAL

July of this year, I spent a week at Arrowmont School of Arts in Tennessee with Michael Hofman, a fellow artist friend who works in ceramics. We both wanted to experiment with new materials in a fiber workshop, hoping to be inspired in a new sculpture direction, and enjoying each other’s company. On a walk around campus, the Tennessee fires of November 2016, which had burned a considerable amount of the forest and buildings, took us back. I had taken a photograph of where the remains of a campus building had been, the beauty of the charred wood and wildflowers were inspirational. Upon returning to my studio in Asheville, a landscape emerged from what was trying to be an abstract painting. The painting “Renewal, Out Of The Ashes” was the beginning of more landscapes over the following months.

 Arrowmont School of Arts

Arrowmont School of Arts

 A walk with Michael Hofman around Arrowmont Campus

A walk with Michael Hofman around Arrowmont Campus

 "Renewal, Out Of the Ashe" 48x60 Alcohol Ink on Aluminum

"Renewal, Out Of the Ashe" 48x60 Alcohol Ink on Aluminum

 "Refreshing Storm" 32x32 Alcohol Ink on Aluminum SOLD

"Refreshing Storm" 32x32 Alcohol Ink on Aluminum SOLD

 "Mountain Meadow" 32x32 Alcohol Ink on Aluminum SOLD

"Mountain Meadow" 32x32 Alcohol Ink on Aluminum SOLD

 "Magenta Storm" 32x32 Alcohol Ink on Aluminum

"Magenta Storm" 32x32 Alcohol Ink on Aluminum