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Canyon and Water

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Memories of the West Boulder River, pastel, 2015. Original work, Lori Ryker.

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Dreams for a Wetland

Dreams for a Wetland

Dreams for a Wetland

The Wetlands of Louisiana are failing. Our control of rivers and need for oil is the culprit. With action the wetlands health can be restored. To learn more check out the Environmental Defense Fund.

 


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Sea Change

drawn from the river

drawn from the river

It’s time. Time to consider direction and conception, where we are headed, and how we do what we do.

“Full Fathom five thy father lies,

Of his bones are coral made,

Those are pearls that were his eyes,

Nothing of him that doth fade,

But doth suffer a sea-change,

into something rich and strange,

Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell,

Ding-dong.

Hark! now I hear them, ding-dong, bell.”

                                                                  Shakespeare, The Tempest


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Experience and Place

utah no. 3, oil pastel

utah no. 3, oil pastel

About six months ago I did something I have never done before. At least not without arm twisting and a grade attached. I started sketching out-of-doors regularly. I did this to explore a new medium and because my schedule is so chaotic I don’t have much time to work in the studio on mono-prints. The process also allowed me to develop work while I traveled.

I am almost finished with the first book. Which I am amazed to have achieved, it itself. And I am even enjoying the process and exploration, and the new medium.

Here is one of the sketches, made while I was teaching Quest, in Southern Utah.

I would love to know what you think. Send me a note.

oil pastels

oil pastels