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1. The standard native language of an area
2. of, relating to, or characteristic of a period, place, or group

In August and September of 2012, I moved to Healdsburg, California in the Sonoma Valley, to create a set of works titled Vernacular.

As a mixture of photography and found/made objects, Vernacular aimed to capture a sudden transition from city to rural, east to west, and an immersion into localized experience, thought and landscapes.

During this time, Sonoma’s rich agrarian life unfolded; the summer sun shone continuous, building energy and finally giving way to a bountiful fall harvest.

Exhibited from Oct 6 to November 11, 2012, at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts, the project will lead into work as Artist in Resident in 2013 at Stags’ Leap Winery in the Napa Valley.

Click below to see each series from Vernacular:

Old Glory