A non-site: Skin and Shale
My thesis work explores the unspoken histories of Cliff Island, Maine, through a visual language of collection, mark-making, and color. In the fall of 2019, I harvested organic materials from the island as a way of processing the concealed history of the island. The immersive installation incorporates tempera paintings, poetry, sewing, and material studies involving dying fabrics with organic plants. Through these investigations "Skin And Shale" navigates the abstract, violent and ephemeral truths of the women of Cliff Island.