I spent the year creating art on the edge of an abandoned cherry orchard. The landscape inspired paintings and mixed media work in a variety of sizes, including the series, Women in a Cherry Orchard. The above painting, Unfurl, was chosen to be part of the exhibition Spark. Theshow was sponsored by the Northport Art Association and Freenjoy, the producer who received a 2017 Grammy award for Beyoncé's Formation video.
I translated this movement through an old industrial orchard, a haunted + complex space that has a long tradition in artistic, political, agricultural, and mythological landscapes. A space where the wrong stories have been told for thousands of years; now a place of rebirth and revision.
Lucy: activist and artist who walked
with me in the cherry orchard all winter into the spring
Naj: activist and friend who walked with me at the Washington DC Women's March
The last in a series of four handpainted scrolls. Orchardwas created in an old industrial cherry orchard, as well as in the studio.The materials include cherry juice and branch, copper electrical wire, grasses, carmine ink, oil paint, watercolor, block print ink, and graphite on 144" x 30" cold press paper. The Instagram version is 33 squares of digital photography, and is part of the whole touchscreen handscroll, Light Field. It was posted in process as the painting was created. Improvisational.