The Productivity of Stillness (ongoing)
During Spring, Summer and Fall I spend much of my time immersed in the woods of upstate New York. My research consists of sleeping, cooking, showering and otherwise living outside in a remote section of woods north of the Catskills. During this time I observe, document and internalize shifting light, decaying stumps, drifting clouds, swaying trees; all of the big and small moments that make up this space. This ongoing series of drawings, titled The Productivity of Stillness is inspired by my time in the woods as well as Roni Horn’s piece You Are The Weather. Each drawing in this series is based on the one that came before it though they are not shown in chronological order. As the images accumulate the similarities between the drawings are readily apparent. Through careful viewing the differences between them emerge, offering an unfolding that only stillness allows. This ability to be still is what has allowed me an intimate and deep engagement with place, a productive and generous relationship of reciprocity. I hope to create a viewing experience which mirrors this relationship.