Paradise Lost

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Overcrowded, 2019 | Acrylic on Canvas and Plastic with Nylon | 34 x 90 x 90 inches | Inquire for price

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Overcrowded, 2019 (details) | Acrylic on Canvas and Plastic with Nylon | 34 x 90 x 90 inches | Inquire for price

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The Altar, 2020 | Acrylic on canvas | 36 x 48 inches | Inquire for price

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Focus, 2020 | Acrylic on canvas | 8 x 10 inches | Sold

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Selfie, 2019 | Acrylic on canvas | 14 x 11 inches | Inquire for price

Bison Jam, 2019

Bison Jam, 2019 | Acrylic on canvas | 24 x 48 inches | Inquire for price

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Tunnel View, 2021 | Oil on canvas | 24 x 48 inches | Inquire for price

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Mining Scar, 2021 | Acrylic on canvas | 24 x 48 inches | Inquire for price

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Eat Pizza, 2020 | Acrylic on canvas  

8 x 10 inches | Inquire for price

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No Unicorns, 2020 | Acrylic on canvas  

12 x 4 inches | Inquire for price

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Balance 1, 2020 | Acrylic on papier-mâché, wood and newspaper

14 x 5 x 4.5 inches | Inquire for price

Balance 1-8, 2020
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Balance, 2020 | Acrylic on papier-mâché, wood and newspaper | Dimensions variable | Inquire for price

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Merit BadgesClockwise from top left

I Leave No Trace, I Do Not Feed Wildlife, I Do Not Cause Wildfires,

and I Do Not Pick Wildflowers, 2020

Embroidery floss on fabric | Inquire for price

Demerit Badges | Clockwise from top left

Traffic Jam, Noise pollution, Off Trail, and Tree Carving, 2019

Embroidery floss on fabric | Inquire for price

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Yosemite Valley, 2019 | Thread on fabric | 20 x 24 inches | Inquire for price

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Sounds of Northern Colorado, 2019 | Paint and thread on fabric | 27 x 32 inches | Inquire for price

Vandalism in National Parks, 2019

Vandalism in National Parks, 2019 | Paint and thread on fabric | 27 x 16 inches  

Inquire for price

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Erosion, 2019 | Paint on fabric with twine |41 x 11 inches | Inquire for price

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Do Not Leave Food Unattended, 2021 | Wool, wire, tree stump and Cheetos | 18 x 16 x 14 inches | Inquire for price

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Do Not Leave Food Unattended (details), 2021 | Wool, wire, tree stump and Cheetos | 18 x 16 x 14 inches | Inquire for price

Overcrowding of natural areas is a problem of increasing importance in today’s world. According to the National Park Service, visitation to national parks reached a staggering 327.5 million visits in 2019, the fifth consecutive year where visits exceeded 300 million.1 As an ecologist, I have devoted myself to exploring the relationship between humans and nature as well as facilitating dialogue about human encroachment of public lands. My paintings span from untouched landscapes to those seen through screens and windshields; they create a space for viewers to analyze their own relationships with nature and often evoke a feeling of uncertainty at how to proceed in natural spaces. My merit and demerit badges reframe and modernize the traditional "Leave No Trace" ideals. Viewers may begin to question their role in nature and consider how social media “sharing” may be to the detriment of the natural places they are seeking to capture. 

1 National Park Service, (2020, February 27). National Park Visitation Tops 327 Million in 2019. Retrieved from https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/2019-visitation-numbers.htm