Material Time Exhibition at Park Towne Place

Four of my paintings inspired by research at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, as well as a new mixed media work, Timefulness (above), were included in the InLiquid exhibition Material Time at Park Towne Place in Philadelphia. Timefulness combines botanic tinted cyanotypes of bedrock geology in Fairmount Park near the gallery, contour maps of the area painted with soil-based watercolor, and prints of plants harvested at Penn Treaty Park. The work reflects the key elements of the ecosystems along the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. As part of the exhibition, I taught a soil watercolor workshop at Penn Treaty Park–participants made their own paintings and contributed to my work. 

Inspired by climate systems and the ever-changing landscape, the five artists of Material Time evaluated and deconstructed patterns and forms found in nature. Working with materials and processes that are both natural and human, each artist offers ways of being-with environments, acting as both witnesses and agents of transformation. The exhibition also featured Rachel Eng, Jasmyn Crosby, Jessica Demcsak, and Natalie Kuenzi.