Jordan ParksJuly 7 - July 31, 2023
My art process led me to Maine’s rugged coast and my curiosity led me to dig deeper, to learn about my relationship with the land I was working on. Through my art process, I became aware of the amount of waste that takes place in creating. Acrylic paint turns to plastic when dry. Drawing tools are made from multiple layers of plastic tubes. I started aiming to develop an environmentally conscious practice, using sustainable materials, and having my art spark conversations around place, existence, and belonging. It was this that led me to want to put art outside, have it be interactive not only with visitors, but the natural world as well. My work is heavily influenced by our relationship with the natural world and each other. I focus on cultivating interactive outdoor exhibitions that encourage people to engage with their surroundings, find a sense of adventure and discover art along the way.