WORK ON PAPER > 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 of a metal scrap on paper
30” x 22"
2018
4-eyed Grid 2
Acrylic ink and embossing of a metal scrap on paper
30” x 22"
2018
4-eyed Grid 1
Acrylic ink and embossing of a metal scrap on paper
31” x 20"
2018
2-finger Cutouts
Acrylic ink and embossing of a metal scrap on paper
30” x 22"
2018
Overlaps
Acrylic ink, watercolor and embossing of a metal scrap on paper
30” x 22"
2018
Staircase to Nowhere
Acrylic ink, watercolor and embossing of a metal scrap on paper
30” x 22"
2018
Distressed Ingots
Ink and embossing of a metal scrap on paper
30” x 22"
2018
Grids Within Grids
Ink, graphite and embossing of a metal scrap on paper
30” x 22"
2018
Constellations
Graphite, gesso and embossing of a metal scrap on paper
40” x 26"
2018