Judy Chappus #P04 Channel Ridge Arbutus
By Judy Chappus
Salt Spring Island, BC
|Dimensions||24 × 18 in|
Mixed media on handmade paper
Inspired by traditional botanical drawings and the Pacific Coast ecosystem, "Channel Ridge Arbutus" is one piece of a body of work in progress entitled "Field Work," that endeavours to collect and document through mono-printing, drawing, painting, and storytelling, intimate experiences observed while hiking. Cartography will also be considered, including citing latitude, longitude, and ring counting to determine the age of felled trees in specific areas. Found pattern, form, and colour in combination with representational imagery will result in a large-scale book of artworks to be displayed either as individual pieces or bound together.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Since arriving on Salt Spring Island in October 2020, she has been exploring the bio-eccentric landscape, ecopsychology, and the systemic indifference to stewardship.