Zion National Park
‘Zion,’ my third solo show at Antler Gallery, was based on my experience as an Artist in Residence with Zion National Park. I spent mid-October to mid-November of 2018 living in Zion, in the historic Grotto House not too far from Angel’s Landing. My days were spent hiking from sun-up to sun-down, photographing, taking notes and sketching. At night, I would pour through the materials that I had gathered and do my best to identify the species that I had encountered. I was surprised that even so late in the season, with temperatures quickly dropping and the days growing shorter, I observed an incredible diversity of flora and fauna. By combining my in-person experiences with educational materials provided by park staff, I created a series of ten drawings that explore the life supported by Zion canyon.
PARK BIODIVERSITY SERIES | graphite drawings
Created by weaving educational materials provided by park staff with my own notes and observations, these drawings highlight the incredible diversity of flora and fauna that Zion canyon supports.
PARK BIODIVERSITY SERIES | color posters
Created by digitally coloring three graphite drawings from my park biodiversity series, these colors were inspired by Zion’s vibrant palette. Posters will be available for purchase through my webstore beginning in July 2019.
Trail portrait series
During my Artist Residency at Zion National Park, I spent every day hiking. I was fascinated by the way each trail differed from the others, defined by its own unique assemblage of rock, plants, creatures and fungi. The pieces in my “Trail Portrait” series are based on my notes and photographs from my month in Zion, and celebrate the individuality of my favorite trails.