….15 acre field at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA

Scavenged wood, sited elliptically around a 15 acre field in rural Virginia 2007.

Images of towers began seeping into my work as drawings.  They showed up casually at first then with a kind of urgency.  When they amassed into a large group of prints and drawings, I felt compelled to build them in the landscape.  “Nine Wooden Towers” was an installation built in a large field using downed trees and scrap lumber.

The towers I’m interested in are not modern telecommunication towers or urban skyscrapers. They are raw and primal and built by hand.  They are scrapped together by a need to piece a puzzle, to find an answer, to settle the longing.