Land Portraits
(2017-present)

This project has evolved over the years to its current state as a series of  reduction woodcut prints, which I plan to turn into wall-mounted installations incorporating the print, the remaining woodblock, and other three dimensional elements.

Each large piece is a kind of portrait created in collaboration with its subject (or in the case of The Sturdy Child, myself) reflecting on relationships to the land and family that formed them. Each image serves as a kind of devotional piece focused on the personal, emotional or spiritual strength or connection the subject desires. I have also begun building out the constellation of this project with smaller woodcut prints that incorporate elements from the larger portraits and reimagine their stories in relation to each other.