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Marker

March 2, 2010 to March 27, 2010

Artists:

Images:

Hearth (1)
Marker: Arbor
Marker: Axis Mundi
Marker: Complete
Marker: Lamp
Marker: Sky World
Marker: Tether
Marker: Totem
Marker: Trunk
Marker: Trunk (detail)
Notes: 

The Regional Arts & Culture Council helped to make this exhibition possible with an Individual Artist Project Grant.

Statement: 

Many native tribes marked trails, water sources and other important areas by tying down saplings so that they would grow into permanent markers.

I am interested in the physical manifestation and human impulse to make markers as vehicles for storytelling, wayfinding, memorializing, and location-siting. With this body of work, I am investigating both abstract and figurative representations of marker as directional sign; act of negation; a common signature for an illiterate; symbol for a kiss; a spot on a map.

I am compelled by how the senses are engaged in memory—how, for example, the touch of wool or the scent of cedar trigger the embodiment of a story.