High Tides Rising XXX, woodcut, line etching, India ink, watercolor, 24 x 18 in.

Tallmadge Doyle

My work investigates moments of ecological shifts through the lens of environmental events such as rising sea levels and animal migrations. I explore tensions between natural structures and the synthetic, cartographic elements used to map scientific information, pushing the contrast between mechanical line and organic form. I am interested in portraying layers of time as they relate to geological history and how ecosystems are altered over time from both human-made and natural forces. I reflect on scientific data and mapping pertaining to the fragility of our ecosystems and pressing issues of shifting climatic conditions.


The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.