Working on the levee in New Orleans

I have always loved the Mississippi River. Her power and grace never disappoint. Working on the batture and levee was one of the highlights of my recent residency in NOLA.  This piece was a 4 day long process in the sweltering heat. To start I had to collect trash from the murky water to clear the space for my construction (way too much plastic in our water).

Typically I do all the manual labor for my constructions, but this one required an extra set of hands. My friend Zandra came a few days to help me lift and drag the heavier pieces of wood. She also stood guard for me while I performed on the batture. 

Many thanks to A Studio in the Woods for making my residency in New Orleans so productive and rewarding. 


Caldera Residency

At Caldera near Sisters, OR working on my series Communions. I made a bark suit and have been incorporating it into some of my performances in nature. This is a test shot where I am exploring how the suit will look in a blurred photograph. The cap came off for the final work.

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