"Nature is what we know
Yet have not art to say
So impotent our vision is
to her simplicity."
- Emily Dickinson

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Erosion.  The gradual wearing away of land surface materials, especially rocks, sediments, and soils, by the action of water, wind, ice or gravity. Usually erosion also involves the transport of eroded material from one place to another, as from the top of a mountain to an adjacent valley, or from the upstream portion of a river to the downstream portion. Erosion can manifest as a superficial destruction of a surface or more profound damage, even catastrophic destruction.  Erosion occurs naturally and reveals amazing qualities of the earth with a glimpse of the elements beneath the surface.  I am captivated with the rhythmic, subtle, textural and beautiful qualities I see beneath and am working to describe what I see there.  In 2013 I am beginning the series, Beneath.