I can’t wait to have the whole thing revamped (in the new year… watch out!), but I’ve updated my website with some of the new work from the end of this year. One of the kinks in the site-as-is is the way images register in the ‘thumbnails’… click on any image to see a bigger and clearer version.
The series is named (perhaps temporarily?) O Mountain, My Mountain. Or, for short, O Mountain. If you text it to someone, you might call it OM. In any case, as a resident of Seattle, where Mt. Rainier presides over the sky, I have found that this singular mountain form has become especially potent.
Some of them also feel like responses to the latent influence of Maya Lin (above), whose topographical expressions of particular water-bodies’ masses read like inverted mountains…a plug of mass… a solidifying of something conventionally liquid and mutable. I saw some of these at the Henry when we first arrived in Seattle, and they have really stuck with me.