The perceptual shift I experience while moving through the woods is explored in this series of three-dimensional topographic contour reliefs with painted natural forms found in cast shadows. The contours of the land that surround me exist in my mind on a macro scale, while light and shadow weave me into the micro-environment. The viewer’s perception oscillates as well: with a slight shift of the head the three-dimensional form of the topography is flattened by foliage patterns, then pops forward again as the mind makes sense of spatial data
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Reed Topo Series
Reeds gathered from the landscape describe topographic forms that evolve and endure over geologic cycles of time. The reeds, installed on the wall--a human construct--assert the inevitable resurgence of the forces of nature.