• Solitary

    17.5” x 11.5”
    Media: graphite pencil on watercolor paper; pigments collected in SE Oregon: US hwy 20, 30 miles west of Vale (stone burnt in campfire); US hwy 20, milepost 155/156; US hwy 20, milepost 178/179; Rimrock Draw Rockshelter archaeology site, unit 18, Harney County.

     

  • Notating

    17.5” x 11.5”
    Media: graphite pencil on watercolor paper; pigments collected in SE Oregon: OR hwy 31, east flank of Winter Rim; US hwy 20 milepost 178/179; Rimrock Draw Rockshelter archaeology site, unit 18, Harney County; ash from Mt. St. Helens, 1980 eruption.

  • Stratifying

    17.5” x 11.5”
    Media: graphite pencil on watercolor paper; pigments collected in SE Oregon: OR hwy 31, east flank of Winter Rim; US hwy 20 milepost 178/179; Rimrock Draw Rockshelter archaeology site, unit 18, Harney County, Oregon; ash from Mt. St. Helens, 1980 eruption.

  • Cottontail

    15.25” x 9.75”
    media: raw earth pigment from US hwy 20 mp 178, 47 miles east of Burns; Muddy Creek Ranch Rd, SE of Antelope; OR hwy 205, Catlow Valley Road summit; graphite pencil on watercolor paper.

     

  • Pat O'Grady Meets Big Red

    20” x 15”

    Media: Oregon earth pigments collected from OR highway 205, "P" Hill, south of Frenchglen; (2) colors from US hwy 20, quarry west of Hines; ash from Mt. Mazama eruption 7,600 BCE, excavated from Rimrock Draw Rockshelter archaeology dig.  Graphite pencil contour drawing on watercolor paper.

  • Umatilla Storytelling

    20" x 15"

    Media: Oregon earth pigments collected from US highway 20, quarry west of Hines; US hwy 26 adjacent to John Day Fossil Beds; (2) colors from Muddy Creek Ranch Rd, SE of Antelope; Rimrock Draw Rockshelter archaeology dig, unit 18; US hwy 20, Stinkingwater Pass; Steens Mountain summit; US hwy 95, 5 miles west of Rome; juniper wood ash from campfire, Andrews.  Graphite pencil contour drawing on watercolor paper.

  • Close Inspection

    18" x 12"

    Media: Oregon earth pigments collected from Summer Lake Basin, Slide Mountain; Forest Service Rd #3315, west of Paisley; ash from Mt. Mazama eruption 7,600 BCE, excavated at Rimrock Draw Rockshelter archaeology dig; OR highway  207 milepost 2, between Mitchell + Fossil; US hwy 20 milepost 178, east of Burns; OR hwy 205 Wrights Point, south of Burns; Steens Mountain east rim.  Graphite pencil contour drawing on watercolor paper.

  • Muskrat

    18" x 12"

    Media: Oregon earth pigment collected from the dry lakebed of Summer Lake; graphite pencil contour drawing on watercolor paper.
    As I was driving away from the Playa Residency Program in south-central Oregon after a 4-week residency in 2011, I found this perfectly bleached and preserved muskrat skull underneath a juniper tree in the NW corner of Summer Lake Basin.

  • Scraping

    17.5” x 11.5”

    Media: Oregon earth pigments collected from OR highway 20, 30 miles west of Vale (stone burnt in campfire); OR hwy 205, south of Frenchglen; Steens Mountain Big Indian Canyon; OR hwy 205, Catlow Valley Rd summit; OR hwy 205 Wrights Point; Rimrock Draw Rockshelter archaeology site unit 18.  Graphite pencil contour drawing on watercolor paper.

  • Rimrock Crew 2017

    20" x 15"

    Media: Oregon earth pigments collected from OR highway 140 milepost 40, 37 miles east of Adel; OR hwy 207 milepost 2, between Mitchell + Fossil; Drews Creek Valley, Lake County; Whitehorse Ranch Rd, south of Alvord Desert; US hwy 26, 96 miles west of Unity, near John Day Fossil Beds; US hwy 20, quarry west of Hines; Steens Mountain summit; North Fork Owyhee River, Cliffs area; Muddy Creek Ranch Rd, SE of Antelope; US hwy 20 milepost 178, east of Burns; OR hwy 205, base of Wrights Point south of Burns; Rimrock Draw Rockshelter crew camp, burnt juniper struck by lightning 7/2015; US hwy 20, 30 miles west of Vale; Rimrock Draw Rockshelter archaeology site, unit 18, mixed with basalt dust.  Graphite pencil contour drawing on watercolor paper.