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Ingredients

July 2018

Recess Gallery, Durango, CO

 

For me, art making has always been rooted in investigating the natural world, how I fit into it, and how it has come to be the way it is. The history of a place or thing can be represented though research, action, and process. You could call it environmental realism or embellished glimpses of the present. I moved to Durango two years ago. All that is the ecosystem around my new home quickly fascinated me. This led me to the mining history that “developed” this community and the King Gold Mine Spill that occurred in 2015. In researching the contents of the orange acid mine drainage silt that spilled (and had been leaching for many years) I was fascinated by the similarities to the ingredients in a tube of watercolor or oil paint. This collection of foundational creatures of the Animas River are painted using the toxic silt as a mediation on the ingredients making up our river and all that is around us. 


Ingredient #4 (Caddisfly)
Graphite and Acid Mine Drainage Silt on Paper

 

Ingredient #1 (Stonefly)
Graphite and Acid Mine Drainage Silt on Paper

 

Ingredient #5 (Sculpin) 
Graphite and Acid Mine Drainage Silt on Paper

 

Ingredient #2 (Stonefly Larvae) 
Graphite and Acid Mine Drainage Silt on Paper

 

Ingredient #3 (Caddisfly Larvae)
Graphite and Acid Mine Drainage Silt on Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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