Sunday, March 16, 2014

Geology in the Southwest

I had the awesome opportunity to travel to the southwest for a week of spring break with the geology club here at UMaine! We landed in Vegas than made our way to Zion National Park in Utah, then the Grand Canyon in Arizona, than the desert outside of Phoenix. We made many cool stops along the way!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Photography - Winter Woods

For digital art I chose to photograph the outdoors. I focused on things like light and texture in our snowy area. I was particularly interested in the view looking into the forest: the shadows and forms among the trees. I also captured some focused shots of things that may be common, but are beautiful. Sometime we forget to notice the details because we have walked the same trails many times, and seen similar woods in many other places. So walking out into the forest with the purpose of trying to see and notice, I may find unexpected things.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Art in New Zealand

Christchurch, New Zealand was colorful and full of innovative art. The city responded to earthquake damage by putting up installations in areas of damage. 

I loved the trees and flowers in NZ, they were beautiful!

Carving at the NZ base (Scott Base) in Antarctica, maybe about half a mile from the American Base, McMurdo

All the buildings and vehicles are green at Scott Base!

Even their money is beautiful

Rebuilding of the church in Christchurch

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Fall in Woodcut

Trying to make sure I post all the artwork I haven't shown yet!

I had a lot of fun making a bunch of fall-themed woodcuts in printmaking last semester. I was inspired by the beautiful views hiking Katahdin, particularly the fade from warm red-oranges to yellow-greens of the leaves on all the birch trees. I mixed and matched the woodcuts to get a variety of prints. 

I would love to continue working with these blocks and make more prints!