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Distance Passed

Distance Passed

5 inches x 96 inches x 1 inch, 2015, acrylic, ink, paper, wood

In the summer of 2014 I drove thousands of miles to visit remote field stations in the Pacific Northwest where I had previously lived and worked as a field biologist in my early twenties. I wondered if returning to experience these places again after forty years would help me to understand the course my life as taken. I smelled the sweet sage of the Alvord Desert and the earthy ferns of the coastal rain forests. I saw my handwriting still there on the tags of dusty stuffed bat and bird carcasses in the teaching collections and my blurry black and white photo on the wall of the library. And though the rugged beauty and awe-inspiring scale of the landscape effected me as much as it had when I first saw it in 1970, the girl I was then still remains as distant and unknowable as she was before my trip.

Distance Passed (detail)

Distance Passed (detail)

Desert II, .75 in. x 1.75 in.

Desert III, 1.875 in. x 1 in.

Desert IV, .75 in. x 2 in.

Distance Passed (detail)

Distance Passed (detail)

Desert IV, .75 in. x 2 in.

Distance Passed (detail)

Distance Passed (detail)

Woodlands II, triptych: 1.25 in. x 1 in., .75 in. x 1.75 in., .75 in. x 1.5 in.

Woodlands III, 1.875 in. x 1 in.

Distance Passed (detail)

Distance Passed (detail)

Oceans I, triptych: .75 in. x 1.5 in., .75 in. x 1.75 in., 1.125 in. x 1.125 in.

 

Distance Passed (detail)

Distance Passed (detail)

Woodlands III, 1.857 in. x 1 in.

Distance Passed (detail)

Distance Passed (detail)

Ocean I, .75 in. x 1.5 in., .75 in. x 1.75 in., 1.125 in. x 1.125 in.

Ocean II, 1.75 in. x 1 in.

Ocean III, 1.25 in. x 1 in., 1 in. x 1.75 in.

 

Distance Passed (detail)

Distance Passed (detail)

Woodlands II (detail), .75 in. x 1.5 in.

Distance Passed

Distance Passed

Woodlands II (1.25 in. x 1 in., .75 in. x 1.75 in., .75 in. x 1.5 in.)

Woodlands III (1.875 in. x 1 in.)

Woodlands IV (1 in. x 2.75 in.)

Woodlands V (.75 in. x 2 in.)

Woodlands VI (1 in. x 1 in.)

Ocean I (.75 in. x 1.5 in., .75 in. x 1.75 in., 1.125 in. x 1.125 in.)

Ocean II (1.75 in. x 1 in.)

Ocean III (diptych: 1.25 in. x 1 in., 1 in. x 1.75 in.)

Ocean IV (1 in. x 2.25 in.)

Desert I (1.125 in x 1 in.)

Desert II (.75 in. x 1.75 in.)

Desert III (1.875 in. x 1 in.)

Desert IV (.75 in. x 2 in.)

Desert V (.75 in. x 2 in.)

 

Distance Passed (detail)

Distance Passed (detail)

Desert V, .75 in. x 2 in.

Distance Passed (detail)

Distance Passed (detail)

Ocean I (detail) .75 in. x 1.75 in.

Distance Passed

5 inches x 96 inches x 1 inch, 2015, acrylic, ink, paper, wood

In the summer of 2014 I drove thousands of miles to visit remote field stations in the Pacific Northwest where I had previously lived and worked as a field biologist in my early twenties. I wondered if returning to experience these places again after forty years would help me to understand the course my life as taken. I smelled the sweet sage of the Alvord Desert and the earthy ferns of the coastal rain forests. I saw my handwriting still there on the tags of dusty stuffed bat and bird carcasses in the teaching collections and my blurry black and white photo on the wall of the library. And though the rugged beauty and awe-inspiring scale of the landscape effected me as much as it had when I first saw it in 1970, the girl I was then still remains as distant and unknowable as she was before my trip.

Distance Passed (detail)

Desert II, .75 in. x 1.75 in.

Desert III, 1.875 in. x 1 in.

Desert IV, .75 in. x 2 in.

Distance Passed (detail)

Desert IV, .75 in. x 2 in.

Distance Passed (detail)

Woodlands II, triptych: 1.25 in. x 1 in., .75 in. x 1.75 in., .75 in. x 1.5 in.

Woodlands III, 1.875 in. x 1 in.

Distance Passed (detail)

Oceans I, triptych: .75 in. x 1.5 in., .75 in. x 1.75 in., 1.125 in. x 1.125 in.

 

Distance Passed (detail)

Woodlands III, 1.857 in. x 1 in.

Distance Passed (detail)

Ocean I, .75 in. x 1.5 in., .75 in. x 1.75 in., 1.125 in. x 1.125 in.

Ocean II, 1.75 in. x 1 in.

Ocean III, 1.25 in. x 1 in., 1 in. x 1.75 in.

 

Distance Passed (detail)

Woodlands II (detail), .75 in. x 1.5 in.

Distance Passed

Woodlands II (1.25 in. x 1 in., .75 in. x 1.75 in., .75 in. x 1.5 in.)

Woodlands III (1.875 in. x 1 in.)

Woodlands IV (1 in. x 2.75 in.)

Woodlands V (.75 in. x 2 in.)

Woodlands VI (1 in. x 1 in.)

Ocean I (.75 in. x 1.5 in., .75 in. x 1.75 in., 1.125 in. x 1.125 in.)

Ocean II (1.75 in. x 1 in.)

Ocean III (diptych: 1.25 in. x 1 in., 1 in. x 1.75 in.)

Ocean IV (1 in. x 2.25 in.)

Desert I (1.125 in x 1 in.)

Desert II (.75 in. x 1.75 in.)

Desert III (1.875 in. x 1 in.)

Desert IV (.75 in. x 2 in.)

Desert V (.75 in. x 2 in.)

 

Distance Passed (detail)

Desert V, .75 in. x 2 in.

Distance Passed (detail)

Ocean I (detail) .75 in. x 1.75 in.

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