These works depict spaces of transition and fluidity as stable realms to occupy. The structures of symmetry, repetition, and color field offer a framework to experience vibration and slippage between negative and positive space. Multiple interpretations of image and gesture arise from the plasticity of both material and form. They are composed through gestural experiments and tactile play, hybridizing drawing, painting and performance.

Mixture | Oil Bar on Paper | 40” x 36”

Mixtures in space | Oil Bar on Paper | 40” x 36”

Mixture II | Oil Bar on Paper | 40” x 36”

Scottish Thistle | Oil Bar on Paper | 48” x 32”

Invasive Devotional | Oil Bar on Paper | 48” x 32”

A Maize | Oil Bar on Paper | 42” x 30”

Becoming | Oil Bar on Paper | 72” x 60”

Poke Weed | Oil Bar and Poke Weed on Paper | 34” x 34.5”

Fountain | Oil Bar on Paper | 42” x 28”

Everything is Entrance | Oil Bar on Paper | 48” x 62”

Rapid Expansion | Oil Bar on Paper | 60” x 72”

The reflective surfaces of the burnished graphite drawings engage the onlooker in perceptual play as areas of emphasis slip from positive to negative space and compositional elements appear to flicker. Destructive forms such as hand grenades and pistols are integrated into decorative and lush grounds to be discovered. These illusionist structures reference Ouija boards, video games, and chessboards. They reveal that there exist gradations between binaries such as black and white, medicine and poison, power and vulnerability. These pseudo-narrative works are also inspired by European landscape architecture drawings, turn of the century botanical illustrations, Audubon field guides, and illuminated manuscripts.

Vessels | Graphite on Both Sides of Translucent Paper | 39”x 28”

Summer Travel | Graphite on Both Sides of Translucent Paper | 34” x 32”

Outer Inner | Graphite on Both Sides of Translucent Paper | 14” x 22”

Betrayal of Beauty | Graphite on Both Sides of Translucent Paper | 34” x 32”

Energy Source | Graphite on Both Sides of Translucent Paper | 34” x 28”

Hive Hex | Graphite on Both Sides of Translucent Paper | 34” x 32”

Hive Hex – View of Reflective Surface | Graphite on Both Sides of Translucent Paper | 34” x 32”