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Walks in the Black Hills
charcoal on primed paper
32"x40"
An old envelop mailed from Omaha to Rapid City
charcoal, collage, gesso
20"x45"
Praying Mantis
collage, charcoal, gesso
30"x40"
leaves, antlers, antlers, Venetian paper
collage and charcoal
20"x45"
Roadside asparagus
collage, charcoal, gesso
30"x40"
Cold October, birds nest, animal skull
collage, conte crayon, charcoal
20"x45"
rose bud, oak leaf, brass vase
collage, walnut ink, gesso and charcoal
30"x40"

I love drawing and hiking so I decided to document the collection of natural objects I amassed from my daily walks. I didn't want a standard still life composition so every time I brought something new home I changed the drawing to accommodate the new treasure. This was the closest I've gotten to expressing the feeling inherent in the changing seasons of the Black Hills. This also led to another direction; integrating collage into my drawings. I would start a new drawing that was in keeping with the tenor of the day, the autumnal, fading light, or the color of the sky and my collection of paper scraps and collage materials.