In this detail from a test drawing c 2008: some of my favorite vocabulary items: a furry oak leaf, human blood pattern, concentric circles, handwritten letters/numbers from a scientific diagram are drawn over a street map of my neighborhood. Also making an appearance- my house, unmoored- to float or to be swept away across the implied movement of the many semi-transparent layers.
"Once there was a row of houses on the right side as you drive down the hill." So begins the text in my artists' book In Your Community copyright 1997. This text is a description of a row of small neat houses and an empty lot/green space that I drove past everyday and the sequence of their destruction and replacement with a Walmart. I used the pages of a paperback workbook for adult community education cut into thirds as the book's structure. In Your Community was the title of a chapter in this workbook. Other chapter titles: In Your Family and In Your State also became artists' books. The Walmart has come and gone, leaving a building behind that struggles to find a useful purpose in our community.