Lorenz visually translates the physical and visceral
experience of hiking remote landscapes. The works on paper reflect
her observations of nature and record, via mark-making, the direct
physical experience of wilderness travel in remote landscapes such
as the Adirondacks and New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains. The drawings
and prints are a visual mapping specific to each region: abstract,
intuitive time-lines that mark a spatial journey of memory and change.
Grounded in traditions of performance walking, Lorenz’s artwork
is shaped by the space she passes through while hiking. These private
pilgrimages through swiftly changing landscapes create collections
of physical memory. Translated into tangible objects, the drawings
and prints become documents of the changing weather, the sounds
of nature, the isolation, and the singular experience of observing
time through changes in environment.
Lorenz writes, "The topographical nature of my work, both imagined
and natural, evolves from my subconscious as I shape and transform
the two-dimensional space with the memory of my own physical experiences
of how my body moves through space, whether it is the crowded streets
of Manhattan or the rigorous Southwestern mountain terrain. My physical
body holds the memory of experience that I then decode in my artwork
to explore the notion of transience, chance, and difference."