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...

Mapping Our Watershed: the Qualities of Water

Photography by Joseph Simpson On Saturday, May 6th we had perfect weather–sunny, clear, not too hot or too cool–for Mapping Our Watershed’s first workshop. We gathered at Ralph Morgan Park, a sliver of land bounding both sides of Tookany Creek,...

Mapping Our Watershed: Field Notes from Rock Lane

Today I did my second field visit for Mapping Our Watershed, this time to a section of Tookany Creek that parallels Rock Lane, which runs between Elkins Park and Wyncote in Cheltenham Township. The eastern part of this section of creek is bordered by houses and a...

Materials for Mapping Our Watershed: Natural Pigments

To create the artwork for Mapping Our Watershed, I am making materials from plants and soil, mostly collected, harvested, or foraged in the Philadelphia region where I live. I am going to feature these materials in a series of blog posts: first up, pigments. All paint...