Bodega Bay 2
Bodega Bay 2
11 x 14.88 inches
Collage with Screenprint and Linoleum Block Elements on Cotton Rag Paper.
This series captures the enchanting realms of Bodega Bay. The works were inspired by my memories in this coastal region where I have explored the world of mushroom foraging and witnessed the interconnectedness between trees and fungi. There is a special magic that unfolds as I experience these landscapes with friends, gathering the bountiful gifts of Earth Mama. Together, we prepare nourishing meals, celebrating the collective abundance gifted to us by the natural world.
As I delved into the creation of these works, I reflected on the haunting history that shadows the region of Coastal California, in places such as Fort Ross. It is a place that bears witness to the devastating impacts of colonial violence, where ecosystems and Indigenous communities were subjected to horrific exploitation and death. In the midst of crafting these works, I found solace in the opportunity to honor the land through art while ensuring that the memories of these past injustices are never forgotten.
This series reflects a new approach in my creative decision making. By embracing the power of minimalistic forms and shapes, I strive to convey the essence of these landscapes, allowing their intrinsic beauty to shine.