New View is a series of installations consisting of wooden swings suspended very high in trees, too high for use as swings. The original New View took place in Portland’s East Deering neighborhood in December of 2018. New View 2, the second iteration of the project, was approved for public installation by the Portland Committee for Public Art. It can be seen in Deering Oaks Park until May 18th.
In 2017 I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of lymph cancer. Thankfully, I am now in partial remission and feeling well. This work is based on my experience of contending with death and living zestfully in the face of fear.