These works are inspired by the abstraction of decaying walls captured in black and white photography by my father and one of his teachers Minor White. During that era, I witnessed my father participating in the Interim Photographic Critique Group and lived in the darkroom with him helping process film and make prints. I saw the beauty of decay and embraced the curiosity that abstraction invited.
The originals of this work are very fragile paintings that I worked through many stages - painting, collage, encaustic, burning and ultimately cropping - to reveal individual images. Originally, these were painted on newsprint with tempera paint and finished with encaustic.
They are now available as these limited edition giclée prints in two sizes, 22” x 18” or 24” x 22”.
Personal Archeologies, Untitled #1, 2014
Personal Archeologies, Untitled #2, 2014
Personal Archeologies, Untitled #3, 2014
Personal Archeologies, Untitled #4, 2014
Personal Archeologies, Untitled #5, 2014
Personal Archeologies, Untitled #6, 2014
Personal Archeologies, Untitled #7, 2014
Personal Archeologies, Untitled #8, 2014
Personal Archeologies, Untitled #9, 2014
Works On Paper & Limited Edition Prints: Elevation & Bearing
These gouache and oil paint on paper works explore situations between color and form.
The organic shapes loosely reference childhood building toys; 3D stone geometric forms from the 1930’s, Legos, Lincoln Logs, Erector Sets - among depictions of household furniture. The process of constructing and deconstructing these particular forms occurs in an evolving relationship to significant structures recollected from my childhood.
Limited edition giclée prints available. Price available upon request.
Elevation & Bearing, Untitled #1, 2015
Ceramic Sculpture: Home is Where You Are
Dedicated to and inspired by my mother’s nightly knitting, each ceramic house is impressed with knitted forms, coated with a white terra sigillata, and finally finished with encaustic. Some also received mason stain added to the terra sigillata.
Originally presented as a neighborhood of 64 houses, individual houses were offered for sale which immediately, physically impacted the cohesiveness of the whole.
Individual houses are 7.5” x 5” x 1”. Price available upon request.
Home Is Where You Are, 2013
Home Is Where You Are - detail, 2013
Ceramic Sculpture: Weavings
Humans have been weaving, knitting, crocheting, knotting, binding and making ceramic vessels and forms for eons. This work addresses my relationship with that continuum.
Starting with wool or cotton woven on familiar grade school metal looms, each piece is repeatedly dipped in homemade paper-clay until the desired result was achieved. Some received an underglaze and/or mason stain treatment prior to firing, while others were cold finished post firing.
Price available upon request.
Weavings, Untitled #2, 2017
Weavings, Untitled #3, 2017
Weavings, Untitled #1, 2014
Weavings, Untitled #1 - detail, 2014
Ceramic Sculpture: The Family - It's Complicated
These ceramic sculptures embody a regard for abiogenetic forms combined with the universal visual vocabulary of Dr. Seuss. Each of these family members is offered complete permission for full-self expression.
All are made with paper-clay, jute twine, underglaze, and clear glaze.
The Family - It’s Complicated, timmie - stage name “i am fun.”, 2012