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Location:
Weston, Massachusetts USA

About the Gros Morne Experience:
In many ways the Newfoundland landscape was the culmination of landscapes that I had already imagined and created in earlier monotypes and woodcuts. Throughout my career, I have been fascinated by stark, dramatic, unadorned nature.

The broad spaces, the vastness, the bare windswept trees and the craggy rocks of Gros Morne National Park challenged me. I gathered my material for these works from long hours of on-site drawing, as well as impressions taken from a helicopter ride and several boat trips.

I regard the piece "Glacial" as the culmination of my work in Newfoundland. I wanted to do a large piece, which would evoke the grand scale of the Western Brook Pond cliffs.

Attempting various black and white versions, I struggled with this challenge. My approach crystallized when I saw a Japanese Sumi ink drawing depicting rocky cliffs and a waterfall on a large vertical scroll. I then focused my final work on conveying motion and drama through the freedom of long gestural strokes. The scale of "Glacial" allowed me to unleash my sense of excitement and awe at the grand scene in Western Brook Pond.

Selected Exhibitions, Memberships:
� Group exhibition, Acacia Gallery, Gloucester, MA USA Aug. 8 to Sept. 9, 2001
� member of the Experimental Etching Studio, Boston MA
� fellow, Vermont Studio Center, Vermont USA
� fellow, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Virginia, USA
� printmaking teacher, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Boston, MA

 

 

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