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drawing practice

Works on Paper

 

 Drawing Practice

My drawings are constructions of the imagination informed by decay and the patina of age. Layers of ink or threaded knots are built up on the paper’s surface till a structure with dimension is formed. Drawing enables me to become lost in the process of making, without thought or concern.  It is an essential daily practice that acts as a sieve, fleshing out what is most important.

 
 

Structures

 

Ink on Paper
12 x 12 inches each

The "Structures" series of ink on paper works are inspired by tree roots, skeletal structures and patterns found in nature. I imagine how everything is connected and forms an intricate system that communicates and interacts as one. Slowly, ink is built up on the paper as I attempt to create dimensionality on a flat surface. I use an assortment of ink pens, all at varying levels of fullness, that enable me to create depth and shadow. When I am making these, time is not a factor and I am instantly lost in the process.

 
 
 

Monuments to Time

Ink on Paper
12 x 12 inches each

Drawing is a daily exercise that allows for the isolation of form and the opportunity to intimately know a particular space, real and imagined. Monuments to Time began by drawing the massive granite ledges that separate soil from sea along the northern coast of Maine. As I began to really know these forms and how they were shaped, I started to create my own. Monuments to Time is an ongoing series of invented landscapes that explores the effects of time and the ever-changing environment on seemingly imperishable raw materials. Note: This very same granite rock has been quarried for use as the base materials of many monuments found throughout the United States: JFK Memorial and Abingdon Square Doughboy, West Village, among others.