Wilding – Primary II Mixed media and gold leaf on reclaimed Lake Tahoe pier wood panel. 40×40″
The Wilding series is inspired by the intersection of human and wild… we desire to touch something that is unaltered and deeply rooted, and by doing so we change it and it changes us. We crave wilderness and an experience of something far from pavement. These pieces have been created using decidedly urban materials… spray paint, graffiti materials and techniques, sometimes building materials, reclaimed materials… depicting images of the wild world with which we seek to connect. In this piece the interwoven gold represents a tangible representation of intrinsic value, and the pier wood is a physical connection to the circle of human presence within wilderness: tree produces wood – wood is made into pier – lake breaks down pier – pier wood is reclaimed – now holds an image of something fundamentally wild… like that first tree.