PAPER & WOOD > Visceral

These mixed-media pieces express my surprisingly strong attraction to a pile of crude metal scraps retrieved from a welding classroom waste bin. In creating this work, I let the metal shapes dictate the pattern and flow. Hand-embossing each form, over and over in some cases, I surrendered intention to the mesmerizing effects of repetition. Instinct overtook thought. I got lost in the quirky edges, scaly textures, and welding slag. The recurring patterns that emerged helped me convey on paper both the simplicity of the shapes and the complexity of the metal.

4-eyed Grid 3
Acrylic ink and embossing on paper
30” x 22"
2018
4-eyed Grid 2
Acrylic ink and embossing on paper
30” x 22"
2018
4-eyed Grid 1
Acrylic ink and embossing on paper
31” x 20"
2018
Kindred Spirits
Acrylic ink, watercolor, embossing on paper
37” x 26"
2018
2-finger Cutouts
Acrylic ink and embossing on paper
30” x 22"
2018
Argus
Acrylic ink, watercolor, embossing on paper, mounted on wood panels
24" x 24"
2018
Kindred Squares
Acrylic ink, watercolor, embossing on paper mounted on panel
24” x 24"
2018
Welding Shoes
Acrylic ink, watercolor, embossing on paper, mounted on wood panel
24” x 24"
2018
Overlaps
Acrylic ink, watercolor and embossing on paper
30” x 22"
2018
Auroras Reimagined
Acrylic ink, watercolor, embossing on paper mounted on panel
38” x 40” x1"
2018
Staircase to Nowhere
Acrylic ink, watercolor and embossing on paper
30” x 22"
2018
Distressed Ingots
Ink and embossing on paper
30” x 22"
2018
Grids Within Grids
Ink, graphite and embossing on paper
30” x 22"
2018
Constellations
Graphite, gesso and embossing on paper
37” x 26"
2018
The Blue Side of Evening Diptych
Acrylic ink, watercolor and embossing on paper
16” x 24”
2019
Fjord Hot Rocks Diptych
Acrylic ink and watercolor on paper over a finger-embossed rock
18” x 24”
2019