While my artistic practice generally follows a consistent course, specific projects sometimes lead me in exciting new directions. This portfolio highlights some recent projects in new media and new formats.
Charlottesville: Shrouded and For Sale by Owner were created in response to my experience as an artist in residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in the fall of 2017. While at VCCA I visited slave graveyards, confederate cemeteries, Thomas Jefferson’s homes and the Robert E. Lee statue that became the flashpoint for white supremacists in Charlottesville in August 2017.
Charlottesville: Shrouded is a series of screenprints expressing my response to the Robert E. Lee statue, covered in black plastic in the aftermath of the riot and murder in Charlottesville. The prints were sponsored by the California Society of Printmakers, which awarded me a residency to work alongside master printer Thomas Wojak at The W.O.R.K.S screenprinting studio in Vallejo, California.
For Sale by Owner
For Sale by Owner is a series of monoprints combining evocative images of pastoral Virginia landscapes with 19th century handbills advertising the sale of mules, horses and human beings.
Liminal Terrain began as a tiny kernel of an idea, sketched out on a napkin, on the floor of a deep cave in the middle of nowhere. It became the most complicated print project of my career to date, involving the input and collaboration of at least six people. It is comprised of five panels. Linoleum blocks were carved and printed over digital prints on Asuka paper. It is an edition of three, exhibited four times since 2015. Edition #1 is in the collection of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum on Roanoke, Virginia.
Mt Lyell - Tasmania
This exciting project was a response to exploring a working copper mine, 3500 feet under the ground, on the West Coast of Tasmania. I was in residence at Landscape Arts Research Queenstown, with a small group of artists whose practice includes unique ways of interacting with the landscape. This multi panel linocut is printed on Japanese paper, in an edition of 4. It has been shown multiple times as a site specific installation.