Installation (forest floor materials, digital video, digital photographs, charcoal drawings)
The Forest is a collaborative, socially engaged installation/exhibition of works meant to metaphorically move the participant through life's stages in three sections. The viewer is asked to recall in three parts, through the land we now inhabit, the indigenous peoples and ancestors who walked before us. "The Forest Is" embraces the early embryonic, ethereal stage of life (forest thoughts). "The Forest Experiential" includes actual trees, rocks, leaves, fungi and videos. These aspects of the exhibit represent spring, summer, and fall (early to mid-life). The back of the gallery speaks of "Forest Memory" which is embodied in the images of winter trees to represent old age and beyond. My particular contribution to this work includes the large-scale charcoal drawings of the forest, the cloud video art, and the conceptualization and re-creation of the forest floor in the center of the gallery.