2018-Present Art Pieces “a lament for the world”iron, grapevine, wire, barbed wire, fiber, beads, acrylic on canvas As we spoil this sustaining earth-nest with disregard for the well-being of all, tears abound for everything that has been lost and is endangered. “boundary layer” acrylic on glass layers That richly-trafficked interface, or boundary layer where air consorts with soil, exemplifies how we might live in this time of collapse. Fungi, lichens, mosses, root systems, humus, all are in perpetual communication with one another—sharing nutrients, sensing danger/imbalance, sending aid to those in jeopardy. This is earth’s virtual community enhancing survival under duress. (my inspiration: Kem Luther, Boundary Layer; Exploring the Genius Between Worlds, 2016) “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall . . .” ink and acrylic Many years ago three adjacent city neighbors opted to connect their three backyards. We continue to enjoy the visual spaciousness and ready access to conversation as we come and go. Garden ideas, fresh plums, a shared herb and vegetable bed add to the benefits. This studio-carriage-house-backyard view inspires the four artists who live here side by side. Plus, it’s a bird and bio-diversity mecca . . . all within contemporary Lancaster city!