Plant Medicine II

2019
Collages
Monotype Collage on Wood Panel
12 x 12 x 1 inches

This series of monotype collages depicts my evolving relationship with nature, plant medicine and magic mushrooms. Over most of 2019, I have spent significant time in nature, exploring wondrous spaces in the Colorado mountains, Montana, and on the coast and Redwoods of California. For my entire life, I grew up in urban concrete spaces and I did not have regular access to nature. In my 40’s, I’m rekindling a relationship to mother earth as I decolonize my mind and get into right relationship with nature.

I am in the midst of my healing and personal transformation journey, and nature offers me a way to connect with a larger universal wisdom. Plant medicine is a portal to that wisdom, as it helps me understand my relationship to my ancestors and to ALL of life.

The more I understand and witness the effects of man-made climate change, the more deeply I connect to my own ancestral responsibility to defend nature. These collages represent that evolution, as well as the practice of healing through nature and reconnecting to the multiverse. In the works, I am incorporating new symbols that I've recently added to my collage language, including hands and a new variations of plant leaves. Some works in the series also include photo transfers.