2013-2015 Catalog

License

acrylic, chalk and graphite on paper, 107″ x 112″

This large drawing also had an iteration as a wall sculpture and study, “Le Galluce.” This large drawing on paper is a study of the floorplan of the Temple of Minerva Medica in Rome in the Licenian Gardens.
It is a large, mixed media, drawing on paper examining the geometry of the spacial relationships. It is drawn expressively, allowing the movement of my arms to radius circles.

 

Events

You Are Here, Wright Gallery, Texas A&M, February 2015

 

Photos by Glen Vigus

2013-2015 Catalog

Corpus

paint on steel, 24″ x 60″ x 96″

This piece is a full size sculpture that was originally made as a smaller wall sculpture and study, “Santa Maria de Fiore.”
The name is from the basilica in Italy from which the geometry of the floorplan inspired this piece.
Corpus, however, hangs at 40″ off of the floor, suspended from the ceiling from rods and chains.
It is proportioned for a person to lay on the ground under the piece and see themselves reflected in it, as well as to walk around it at approximately chest height for an adult.
The cruciform shape of a basilica is taken from the human form, and with this piece is brought back to human scale.
Its surface is painted as skin on a body.

 

 

Montano painting 2013-2015 Catalog

Montano

acrylic and graphite on paper, 107″ x 96″
Montano is a drawing from a floorplan only found in Giovanni Battista Montano’s sketchbooks. I can find no other visual reference for it.
Its looming figurative presence like a classical bust inspired me to draw it large. I very much imagined the viewpoints one would have walking into that building at any scale as I drew the shapes, columns and vaults of the plan.