Idle and Blessed: The Summer Day
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
- The Summer Day, Mary Oliver
Idle and Blessed is a collection of large prints and video that portray a tribe of men finding home in the play and games of childhood within the forests of the Pacific Northwest. It provides a place where language and landscape meet, playing dissecting notions of persona and authenticity. This projects utilizes stories from the collective unconscious, often using characters from mythology to re-imagine historical narratives and comment on contemporary culture.