Morning View (working title)
In 1824 the reverend Jonathan Fisher completes his last large painting "A Morning View of Blue Hill Village." This artistic culmination of a rural polymath will become the first entry in books on landscape painting in Maine and the land it represents will drastically change over the next 200 years. This film traces Fisher’s art onto the contemporary landscape of Blue Hill.
16mm transferred to HD video, silent, 5 minutes 48 seconds, 2020
As weather patterns change, the body responds. Rain melts a brief accumulation of snow and we reassess our expectations of Winter. The effects of climate change become pronounced when a month named for the pearly luster of snow is drenched in freezing rain.
Saints of Circumstance
16mm transferred to HD video, 7 minutes 35 seconds, 2019
Inspired by the team of public and private efforts in Castine, Maine to preserve and re-plant their elm trees, the film venerates the trees themselves while remaining aware of a reliance on human assistance for them to thrive. Since the 1920’s Ulmus americana has faced a disease that threatens to decimate the species. After being planted across New England as a terrestrial elsyium and emblem of American liberty, and subsequently carried across the country during the late stages of Euro-American western expansion, Ulmus americana now stands as an emblem of our renewed efforts in environmental stewardship.
Barred Island Trail
16mm transferred to HD Video, 1 minute 54 secons, 2019
Sketch for a cycle of films on conserved land across the Blue Hill peninsula and Deer Isle.
Of Pines and Pianos: Bryant Stove Works
HD video, 4 minutes 12 seconds, 2019
The initial chapter of videos shot along the "Pines and Pianos" route described in Donna Gold's Country Roads of Maine. Bryant Stove Works marks a midway point between the historic mill town of Bucksport and the secluded railroad hamlet of Onawa, Maine.
HD video, silent, 12 minutes, 2017
Between Pearl and Fruit streets, wind passes through an informal green corridor of Bangor, Maine. From a tidal river to the highland range the air carries ideas of historical and future industries.
Camp Fire Wood
HD video, silent, 12 minutes 54 seconds, 2017Available on every roadside and at every friends and family market or from your own back yard.
A Listening Air
SD video, 6 minutes 51 seconds, 2012
The last transmission of the fabled Oak Ledge Lightstation on Ramsey Island, ME. A guiding light begs its final statement, after Jeanette Winterson: "You don't need to know everything. There is no everything."