Lorri Deyer - 2018 White Mountain National Forest Artist in Residence

 

Based out of Los Angeles, Lorri grew up in Plymouth, MA and spent many vacations near the White Mountain National Forest (“With a Canadian mother, we had to go cooler!,” she recalls) and has hiked parts of the Appalachian Trail, worked at Bretton Woods and the Mount Washington Hotel, skied Waterville Valley, been up Tuckerman’s and the Cog Railway, and camped along the Forest. “I am so excited for this residency," she says. “It's going to give me a new context for my art beyond LA city life to engage people in a place I love and remember fondly since childhood. I'll have the opportunity to combine contemplative walks, photography and writing in a dedicated time to produce, and combine that with opportunities for learning with the public to document a very special time for the WMNF.

Lorri describes her work as being about “daily life and the miracle of noticing within that.” During her artist residency on the Forest this summer, Lorri will create A Field Guide to the Unnoticed: Walks Through the WMNF in Summer 2018, exploring how the forest connects uniquely to its users and how self-expression, inspiration and sense of place differs for each person. During her month-long residency, she plans to take daily walks and document what she sees through photographs, anecdotes, and hand-drawn illustrations. Local residents and other Forest visitors will also have the opportunity to walk with her and record their own views using cell phones/cameras, written text and audio recordings as part of the Field Guide. Lorri looks forward to her MWMF residency as an interesting way to build on her work in L.A., which she thinks of as an urban field guide, and to explore ideas about everyday life, our surroundings, and the act of noticing into a rich, new environment.

You can see more of Lorri’s work here.

Upcoming Events

Lorri will speak about her work and plans for her residency Tuesday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. at WMNF Headquarters in Campton.

The People's Forest: A Centennial Celebration of the White Mountain National Forest

Museum of the White Mountains
34 Highland St., Plymouth NH

May 16-September 12, 2018
Opening reception May 16, 5-7 pm

This exhibit illustrates the history of the WMNF and addresses its goals of protecting and managing the land for future generations, encouraging the balance of human interaction and engagement within environmental conservation and preservation.

The exhibit features work by all our previous WMNF Artists in Residence.

lorri's work


From Art by Invitation (2009 exhibit).
Lorri walked through two East LA neighborhoods for a year, recording and sometimes manipulating what she noticed, then delivering exhibition cards to residents' mailboxes announcing the exhibit happening right outside their home.