Peat Poems

This past Fall, in Ireland, Peat had my full attention. Here is a group of visual poems that I made during a 6-week Fellowship at Ballinglen Arts Foundation. Peat gave me something to dig in to, a material and conceptual way connect to the Irish landscape. My current segue into Coal and Extraction springs up from this peat work and is leading into a confluence of exciting opportunities coming up in the next year or so. More on that later.

Everything always circles back.


The Peat Poems employ the 3-lobed form of an industrially produced peat briquette. They spell words that hint at the ravages of industrial-scale fossil fuel extraction on Irish bogland.

BOGSPE - 2018, acrylic on paper, hand-cut stencil. 25” x 19”

BOGSPE - 2018, acrylic on paper, hand-cut stencil. 25” x 19”

TICKTO - 2018, acrylic on paper, hand-cut stencil. 25” x 19”

TICKTO - 2018, acrylic on paper, hand-cut stencil. 25” x 19”

IAMALLBOG - 2018, acrylic on paper, hand-cut stencil. 25” x 19”

IAMALLBOG - 2018, acrylic on paper, hand-cut stencil. 25” x 19”

IAMTAL - 2018, acrylic on paper, hand-cut stencil. 25” x 19”

IAMTAL - 2018, acrylic on paper, hand-cut stencil. 25” x 19”

LISTEN - 2018, acrylic on paper, hand-cut stencil. 25” x 19”

LISTEN - 2018, acrylic on paper, hand-cut stencil. 25” x 19”

BOGBON- 2018, acrylic, graphite on paper, hand-cut stencil, drawing. 25” x 19”

BOGBON- 2018, acrylic, graphite on paper, hand-cut stencil, drawing. 25” x 19”