Strings Attached, 2018-2019

Triangles

Triangles

 
Diebenkorn

Diebenkorn

 
 
Standing Chair

Standing Chair

 
Dirt

Dirt

Blind Contour

Blind Contour

You Wanted Chaos

You Wanted Chaos

Dreamy

Dreamy

Stasis

Stasis

 
Balloon Calligraphy

Balloon Calligraphy

 
Gale 46

Gale 46

Aquafer

Aquafer

Greens

Greens

My recent work looks back at drawing with an attempt to liberate the drawn line from a flat surface and allow it to exist in three-dimensional space. Using string, paper and other materials, the images refer to calligraphy, chalk on blackboard, cross hatching, mark-making and other drawing techniques.  Objects in the images rest uncomfortably, exist on multiple planes at once, and/or defy gravity, creating an invitation for serendipity and surprise. These elements exist in 3D space, but with a desire to return to flatness as a place of belonging.

I am practicing a kind of backwards learning. With my kids grown, I revisit what childhood felt like, with renewed interest in the potential of simple objects, colors, sounds and drawing.  I embrace instability and exercise its potential for change and transformation.