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Since moving to New Mexico, my work has been focused on articulating the relationship between humans and place. Starting in 1979 I made the commitment to work with the native materials of my environmental back yard in northern New Mexico as means to develop an intimacy with the land.
Installations in the environment using juniper, tamarisk, willow and adobe seek to articulate the forms, textures and energy of the New Mexico landscape. Early installations in an architectural context (Native New Mexico & In Place) establish a confrontational dialog between culture and nature. In later works (Burnt, Here and Lineage,) my focus changes and digital media are added to break down the nature/culture dialectic.
First Nation, 1988
A private commission in Denver, Colorado continuing my series of native material installations based on the skeletal structures of the surrounding landscape.
Ortiz Installation, 1981
Run Down, 1980
The initial series of native material installations created after settling in New Mexico This series was inspired by watching boulders rolling past my house during summer flash floods.
My Back Yard
A natural material and sound installation at the Creative Arts Gallery in New Haven, CT.
Soku is the product of a collaboration with composer Landon Rose in which we combine natural materials, sounds and smells gleaned from the New Mexico environment to transform an architectural space. more >
Native New Mexico, 1982
A juniper, tamarix and adobe installation at the Hoshour Gallery in Albuquerque, NM.
This installation stems from a ten-year commitment to work with the materials native to my home environment in northern New Mexico. more >
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