Public Parks, Private Borders

Using snap shots taken from summer visits to two of Ohio's most beloved state parks, these print-based works on paper examine the presence of human development near park borders. Highway lights, expansive asphalt, billboards, fast food joints, gas stations, and roadside attractions, both shuttered and new, interplay between privately managed land and the collectively owned resource of parklands. Drawn linear elements referring to fracking wells, the jet stream and interconnected systems combine with screen printed imagery of popular franchises and copper intaglio plates (etched for over 48 hours in acid) of the rock formations that have made both parks famous. These are landscapes where disparate elements find common ground and meld together.

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