In 2016, I began this series, Landscape Poetry, as a practice of playing with words in my surrounding landscapes. I love the notion of seeing cursive words—a very fluid, personal, and elegant style of communication—as solid and permanent sculptures. When pulling cursive off a two-dimensional page, I must find a good flow, fit, and balance of sculptural words in the natural landscapes.
Thus far these installation have taken place in the Midcoast Maine landscapes I see and pass almost daily. The texts are original, yet feel and sound familiar in their open-endedness. The phrases loosely reference climate change, the collective responsibility of caring for and stewarding public lands, and the personal questions and thoughts we reflect upon in our individual existences.