This is an ongoing project in collaboration with the force and ephemeral hand of the wind. Inspired by the snow fences lining Wyoming highways, this project seeks the given natural form produced by a fence catching the whirl and direction of wind breathing across the land. The force and aesthetic of wind is made visible in snow, as drifts evolve, embedded at the trailing where structure and wind meet. Curves and turns of the wind are traced in the emerging sculptural form of snow deposited by wind, the snowdrift. The snowdrift itself is the sculpture that I am looking for. This form is temporal, fluid, and dynamic. As I look across Wyoming landscape: land, topography, sky, and atmosphere are my inspiration. I want to touch on this inspiration in sculpture, more through a sense of time than a sense of space.
Weathering steel, 94" x 46" x 72".
Carbon County Higher Education Center, Rawlins Wyoming.
Steel, snow, and photographic print, 26”x60”x32”.
Steel, snow, and photographic print, 46”x44”x24”.