No Man's Land

Ink/acrylic paint/gouache/paper, 21/30 cm, 60 copies, 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada


Working with members of the Sioux tribe in the Okanagan Valley, I created 60 prints of trees, which were illegally cut down on tribal land.  Each of the horizontal rows was taken from a single tree, and subsequent prints were made using diminishing amounts of ink.

While realizing the project I searched for answers about how the Sioux people see their homeland and the significance of the land they live on.  I considered the problem of vanishing indigenous cultures.

The project was carried out as part of a Fresh!Air scholarship, in cooperation with the Caetani Center.