This work was made for the Bellevue Arts Museum 2012 Biennial, 'High Fiber Diet' as my residency at Smoke Farm was ending.
The image is one of myself standing with one of the forest's cedar matriarchs. A map of the Stillaguamish River winds through the trees with a year-long plot of river levels at the bottom. Crossed out equations on either side are timber cruising formula, which are used for calculating the value of timber in a forest. They are crossed out because the real value of a forest is not the amount of lumber that comes from it.
'Notes from Smoke Farm', hand-sewn bead work, 30x53 inches, glass beads, found Canvas, 2012