"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks" John Muir


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Gathering of the Limber Pine Cones of Old Growth Trees

assembled on a board 24 x 36 inches

Pine Cones are an extrememly important food in the forest community, the seeds and opportunity for regrowth A forest fire is the turning point in that process in the renewal process. Fire is devistating, trees takea long time, 40 + years, to begin to replace an old growth forest in Wyoming. When you see a burned forest, unless you are very young, you may never see it as a green mature forest again.


Sierra Jeffery Pine Needles in Three Bunches for good luck.

assembled on a board 11 1/2 x 18 inches



Fresh Water Mussels, Mountain Snails, Limber Pine Needlesa and Creek Sand

assembled on canvas 12 x 22 inches


Serviceberry Twigs

assembled on a board 8 x 10 inches

The form of the twigs is often hidden in the underbrush of the environment, the buds and bends are so elequant .



Sierra Jeffery Pine Needles in Script needles and linseed oil 

assembled on a board 36 x 48 inches

These long needles are flamboyant and gestural, a piece of music.



Sierra Jeffery Pine Needle scattered au naturel

assembled on canvas 20 x 40 inches

Reminiscent of the forest floor on the Eastern side of the Sierra Mtns of California and the foothills in Nevada. I was amazed by the size of the needles and how they display such grace.



Art Tools ~ 3 Brushes

assembled on canvas 11 x 14 inches

Well used tools, for the ritual or artmaking, a renewed life. 





Information Field, found in a Field of Sagebrush

assembled on canvas 5- 10 x 8 - 40 x 10 inches

Ritual of preserving privacy, and putting something to rest, but maybe not. 

I found these fragments of vintage floppy disks in a campfire ring, burned to a crisp, in a remote mountain meadow of Wyoming. Someone spent time camping and insinerting their personal information. It could have been a financial, photos, the written word, anything a computer could digest. The ending became a new beginning when I found and gathered them, adhered them to canvas with linseed oil and painted them black to signify the beginning of the end the knowledge they once held.

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Pellet Field

assembled on canvas 11 x 14

From a bag of found pellets, unused and forgotton. Perfect for a renewed use.


Pricing on this series ranges $400 - $1500 each plus shipping.
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