2021 – happenings + events

In June, 2021 I had a very productive two-week residency at The Rensing Center in Pickens, SC working on my conceptual eco-project, Divergence of Birds, about the threat of species extinction. In addition to photographing over two dozen cutouts of climate-impacted birds, I met some engaging botanists and birders in the Pickens’ area who shared their knowledge of local floral and fauna. I took my time driving down and back through the Blue Ridge Mountains, seeing real birds migrating and photographing more paper cutouts of birds along the way. I also got the chance to reconnect with friends near Johnson City, Tennessee (where I had lived for the summer of 1992 ) whom I had not seen in nearly 2 decades!

I was delighted to have my work included in the exhibit, Magic, at Metaphor Projects in Brooklyn: it felt like a sign the world was opening back up. Attendees at the opening seemed very excited to be seeing art in person again.

In the Fall, I started renting a studio at Trestle Art Space in the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn. I participated in the Gowanus Open Studios event in October that was jam-packed with mask-wearing visitors. It was a chance to reconnect with friends and to talk with a new audience about my climate-focused work.