Ucross II

Here’s to Ucross, Wyoming, where I got to participate in a second mini-residency this summer. It was a wonderful and productive time, as last year; but my project was different this time, sinking me deeply into my surroundings. I made early pioneer-style costumes out of local plant materials, using a variety of techniques to render and bind grasses, yucca, sunflower leaves, cottonwood fluff, and leafy spurge. My colleagues Cynthia Brinich-Langlois and Joseph Mougel were instrumental in the rest of the process, a performance in which they wore the garments. Upcoming paintings and drawings will showcase the characters they helped me to flesh out.