Lyrical essay + field guide, edition of 50, 5x7”
Available through Melhop Gallery
The research for this project began with an excavation of personal memory related to site that resulted in a ecological and social field guide to the New Jersey pine barrens, along with a set of tools, and a durational action. The walk traced the perimeter of an aerial bomb training site, located in an ecologically rare dwarf pine plain, during the season’s first snow. A small video camera strapped to the back of my head captured a receding landscape and the mark making action in video.
Tools: Pine, willow, cranberry dye, cochineal, pine tar, leather strap, found iron tine cultivator
Pine Barrens, NJ
Portrait image by Beth Pogue.