Lake Superior has been an outside studio, teacher and inspiration for me since 2006. This ongoing nature collaborative "Untitled dialogue" series works are made by sitting on the shore and using the Lake's waves as a medium in this work. Making marks and having Lake Superior make hers. Everyday I have something different to learn and understand, to capture each moment, each color nuance, each mood. All of my watercolor paints are non-toxic, some are natural pigment paint I've made myself from local pigments.
My artwork is a practice of changing focus. Encounters where nature and my materials present themselves to each other and the interaction becomes documented. For the past 21 years, my ongoing “Untitled dialogue” paintings are collaborations with nature made using non-toxic, water-miscible pigments and painting in the rain, snow or at the water’s edge. These Superior Shoreline paintings are unique because each piece is painted outside along the North Shore, at the waters edge, using the water and waves themselves to paint the mood of the Lake Superior at that moment. These dialogues become a beautiful imprint of capturing that moment. I believe the more we can listen to nature the more we can learn about ourselves.
10 x 13 inches, watercolor and Lake Superior on watercolor paper