In May, I traveled to a week long artist residency in Ogallala, NE at the Cedar Point Biological Station.
Not only did I drive so far ( 7 hours +) to be in the Mountain Time Zone, I had philosophical conversations with a geologist about cartography, deep - time, and history of the sandhills to begin. I got lost for a day in the slopping and barren landscape of the sandhills, used the woodpile to mark drawing with sticks of cedar, discovered silk birding nets, and created drawings, weavings about topography.
Tablet Weavings created in response to visiting the Sandhills in far west Nebraska. The twists in the band weavings are a direct result of the diagonal structure of the weavings. These simulate the visual appearance of the Sandhills and their shadows cast through the duration of the day.
These weavings also relate to the water. Perhaps me next weavings will be about the water.
Colors: murkey green and gray.
I took these weavings "out".
They might be the beginning of something.
That wind though... One of my favorite things was to listen to it roll around the canyon as I stood on top. I had always read those cheesy description about listening to the wind "blow through the leaves". However, hearing the sound bounce through the canyon and travel behind and around me was an incredible experience of feeling my body in relation to the landscapes.
Above: wearing my weavings.