“By the Dripping Tree” includes sculpture, video, sound, and inkjet prints mounted on aluminum. The project is an exploration of water and our relationship with this magical and complex substance. Water is the only substance we use for both healing and torture. We are composed mostly of water as is the earth, and we naively believe we can control it, until tragedy tells us otherwise. The installation includes large-scale images that are devised from painting and digital manipulation. These structural paintings are created in collage format allowing for site-specific installation. The aluminum panels represent our romanticized union with water; the videos show her other side. “Swallow” and "H2O", video collage, explores the sheer power of water and our deployment of water to over power others.
"By the Dripping Tree" multi-media installation Grand Rapids Art Museum, balcony entrance to 2nd floor galleries, 2011.