Harbor

Harbor

22'-x-30” dyes,acrylic, graphite, watercolor and charcoal on archival paper.

Haven

Haven

22"-x-30" dyes,acrylic, graphite, watercolor and charcoal on archival paper.

Wild Geese

Wild Geese

28" x 24" Mixed Media on paper buried for 28 days in the dry season.

Sanctum

Sanctum

25.5”x36” dyes,acrylic, graphite, watercolor and charcoal on archival paper.

After the Storm

After the Storm

46" x 46" Leaves, tea, watercolor, charcoal, and graphite on paper buried for 2 weeks in the wet season

Glory

Glory

47.5" x 49.25" Leaves, tea, watercolor, charcoal, and graphite on paper buried for 2 weeks in the dry season.

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Windswept

Windswept

56" x 50.5" Leaves, tea, watercolor, charcoal, and graphite on paper buried for 2 weeks in the dry season.

The Gift

The Gift

33" x 40" Leaves, tea, watercolor, charcoal, and graphite on paper buried for 2 weeks in the dry season.

Wishing You Were Here

Wishing You Were Here

19" x 24" Leaves, tea, watercolor, charcoal, and graphite on paper buried for 2 weeks in the dry season.

Paradise

Paradise

Installation

Nest 2

Nest 2

The Secret (in SALE Gallery)

The Secret (in SALE Gallery)

35" x 40" Leaves, tea, watercolor, charcoal, and graphite on paper buried for 2 weeks in the dry season.

Epiphany

Epiphany

49" x 39" Mixed Media on archival paper

Nest 3

Nest 3

Nest 5

Nest 5

Oracle

Oracle

42" x 36" Mixed Media on archival paper

Nest 6

Nest 6

Crusade

Crusade

49" x 39" Mixed Media on archival paper

Nest 7

Nest 7

Revelation

Revelation

49" x 39" Mixed Media on archival paper

Harbingers of Change

Harbingers of Change

49" x 39" Mixed Media on archival paper

Seeking Home

Depicting birds, common symbols of the spirit, and their nests, or temporary homes, have become a way for me to talk about the human spirit’s futile search for an ephemeral home in this material plane. Just as birds leave their nests season after season, the spirit must migrate to the higher dimensional when its life is over. Try as we might, turmoil is as common as peace in this earthly plane, as many of the drawings depict. 

These are works on paper and the paper itself, having undergone its own process of deterioration, underscores the themes of life’s ephemeral nature I bury the paper in a shallow bed in order for the particular nature of the ground to make its impression. The worms eat holes in its surface, the rain breaks down the fibers, and the earth leaves stains and marks on the paper. After nature has left its mark, I remove the paper from its makeshift grave and draw or redraw the images of the surrounding flora and fauna upon its newly weathered surface.