On waking from a dream, I find the still warm vessel of memory devoid of content, but retaining it's fantastic shape - the impression a memory makes on a soft mind. I aim to explore the hidden logic behind the
formulation of such a memory. In these works, I
reference traditional Eastern imagery, Tibetan motifs, electromagnetic ley lines and Digital imaging mapping, as well as Architectural ruins and futuristic
constructions, as a way of exploring the contrariety
inherent in the nature of preserved memories - where imagery can be rich but simultaneously sparse. Elusive and crumbling at some moments, while precise and fully resolved at others.
These works are from a show in July, 2013 at the Full Circle Gallery in Gainesville, Florida.They are each 8"x10" and are drawn with graphite pencil, colored pencil, and india ink on toned paper.
In these drawings I question how natural systems might attempt to comprehend fantastic unnatural environments. How might fungal growths, Mycorrhizal root networks, rivers, lightning, cave systems, or crystalline formations learn to inhabit zero gravity space? These explorations are a reaction to the swift pace at which we try and adapt to our changing physical environments by altering parts of ourselves. I am curious how we will adapt to a future that places greater emphasis on the unseen powers of the mind, and the liminal spaces between states of awareness.
I enjoy manipulating the nebulous shapes and forms of the observable universe, attempting to stretch and distort these already elastic mechanisms through drawing, an elastic medium, that evolves through the doing, just like a natural system. These are drawings about the potential of all things that grow, and the drawings have themselves grown. There are trunks and branches and twigs and leaves. The marks are at times frenetic and haphazard, and other times purposefully restrained, mirroring the flamboyant growth of a sudden bloom of weeds, or the quietly reticent evolution of an amethyst crystal.