A Fertile Emptiness
In this series, I draw together remnants of history – artistic, social, personal – edging towards a new vision of untamed wildness.
Painting on large sheets of paper, I work with a wide range of materials including graphite, charcoal, conté, pastel, sand, pumice, carborundum, wax, and oil paint. The smaller lithographic prints reference aspects of these more complex works, and are reimagined with a variety of drawing materials, watercolor, and gouache. In all of the pieces, multiple levels of imagery, gestures, and mark making have transparent and translucent layers, revealing throughout, an intimacy of touch.