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Painting: Acrylic, Ink, Graphite on Paper.
Series 17 #45
11 x 14 in
Ink, Acrylic paint, Graphite
All works in Series 17 incorporate a mix of high quality traditional media, including sumi ink, pigment-based india inks, acrylic and watercolor paints, and graphite on 300gsm Rives BFK printmaking paper that is 100% cotton and acid-free. Each work is signed on the front with my initials, and on the back with my initials, last name, date completed, and the series number.
This work ships flat, protected with glassine, foam core, plastic, and bubble wrap in a 16 x 20 x 4 inch cardboard box.
My works represent a constant outpouring of singular impressions: clearly isolated images that capture flashes of emotion, changes in perception, or moments of recognition. I give fleeting thoughts as much consideration as monumental ideas: nothing is more important than anything else and every small thing has its place.
My process is modeled after the methods of improvisational theater. I make a first mark, then ask myself, “if this is true, what else is true?” I repeat this process with the addition of each new element, using personal experience to shape the final image.
Each image represents an isolated narrative, yet all the images together tell a larger story. My accountability for the truth and permanence of this story is an important part of my identity as an artist. This is why I make all my works in sequential series, and never destroy or hide any of them.