Sacred Space Drawing

Sacred Space Drawing

Ink, paint and charcoal on paper, 96″x64″

Sacred Space Body is the title piece of the “Sacred Space” series. It is the first of many large drawings that records the indexical mark of where a person’s body has been. The drawing is evidence of connection and intimacy between subject and artist.

Abacus

Performative drawing piece, 72″h x 110″w x 20″l, ink on adding machine paper on steel armature, 2012

Thinking about ink drawings as an artistic practice and a way of marking time, Abacus was a performative art piece created for The Brightest Party Ever for Leadership Austin at the Long Center, and then showed at Austin City Hall. Using adding machine paper and a steel armature to create a counting machine, individual ink drawings were created along the length of the paper, adding together the shapes and the time. Long strips of drawings were given to viewers as a memento of time spent and created.Abacus, view 1 Abacus, view 4 Abacus, view 4

Abacus, view 2

 

 

 

Four Heaven Studies, 4 4x4 Ink Drawings

Heaven and Line Quality Studies

Ink on paper, 4 drawings framed together, framed size 12″ x 12″ x 1″

 

Ink on paper, framed group of 4″ x 8″ drawings, frame size 27″ x 20″ x 1″

Ink on paper, framed group of 4″ x 4″ drawings, frame size 27″ x 20″ x 1″Heaven Studies, 20 4x4 Ink DrawingsLine Quality Studies 12 4x8 Ink Drawings

 

 

Circle of Influence print, Artmuse.com

Circle of Influence, Sphere of Influence

Digital archival print, size variable, 2010

Available exclusively through artmuse.com

These two images are scans of existing oil paintings for the background, plus scans of some architectural images that are layered together. A combination of different floor plans and elevations of Roman architecture are atop each other on transparencies. These were scanned into one digital image which sits on top of the painterly drips. Sphere of Influence is the elevation view of different buildings, and, Circle of Influence is the plan view of different buildings.

Sphere of Influence painting, Artmuse.com
Sphere of Influence painting, Artmuse.com

 

20 Ink Drawings

Ink Drawings, 2009

Ink on paper, 17″x14″ each, 2009

The initial movement in an artistic practice is that of the hand on paper. This mark-making studio practice recalls the attentiveness and inventiveness necessary for being present within one’s artistic practice. After time spent away from the studio, to begin again with this process reminds the hands of their skill and the shapes produced inspire other forms that come about in future work.

12 Ink Drawings
17″x14″ each page
8 Ink Drawings
17″x14″ each page