Sound of a Star

Waves of a Circle   2016   pencils, acrylics, on denril   74" x 84"


How will know light from darkness?   2016   pencils, acrylics, on denril   84" x 90"



Cacophonic     2016   pencils, acrylics, on denril  74" x 84"


Light, like Sound  mixed media on denril,  114" x 84"


Light Invincible   2017   pencils, acrylics, on denril  108" x 78"

Sowing wind to reap the whirlwind/The light at the end of the world
2018 pencils, acrylics, on denril  78" x 108"


Flare   2016 pencils, acrylics, on denril   84" x 74"


Tilted World

Tilted World- A Period at the End of a Long Sentence
2020-1  pencils, acrylics, on denril  72" x 83"

Tilted World
2017  pencils, acrylics, on denril  78" x 72"


Tilted World- Time's Flower  
2020 pencils, acrylics, on denril  90" x 72"


Tilted World- A sentence in which light is the subject and time, the object  
2019  pencils, acrylics, on denril   78" x 72"


Tilted World- The difficulty of maintaining one's balance in a stellar field
2019  pencils, acrylics, on denril  78" x 72"


Tilted World- Inflexibility of the Absolute
2018  pencils, acrylics, on denril  78" x 72"

Tilted World
The complexities of our physical existence; the angle of the earth towards the sun, how light is reflected as color, the relative nature of what is up or down, serve as the basis for these layered structural designs. The works build a system of multiple compositions that are meant to parallel the simultaneous activities of the natural world that happen invisibly and visibly all around us. Concepts of myth, mathematics and music are engaged to create geometric forms, patterns of repetition and variation, rhythms and visual ’voices’ that are the building blocks of the paintings.

Tilted World refers not only to the delicate balance of our existence: the 23.5 degree tilt of the earth on its axis that accounts for our seasons, but as a counterpart to the Floating World - a lifestyle and art movement in Japan in the 1700s and 1800s which produced influential graphic print-works along with music and writing which focused on disengaging from the world and creating a world of pleasure-while still expressing desire for a meaningful existence. In a similar way, making art in our contemporary society reflects our individual balancing of an acute awareness of the world situation with deep involvement in both creative problem solving and a search for something that takes us beyond to greater or more perfect vision.

Superstructures

The fire folded in upon itself   2013   pencils, acrylics, on denril   90" x 108"


ifeyewereuwherewouldub    2013  pencils, acrylics, on denril  90" x 108"


The light you see today belongs to tomorrow      2013  pencils, acrylics, on denril  90" x 108"


ifeyewereuwherewouldub    2013  pencils, acrylics, on denril  90" x 108"


 The Superstructures are about light, mostly in the cosmic sense; creating a drawing and painting system that describes an “impossible“ structure – one that can perhaps only be built with drawing and color - where the color represents light waves as separated into component colors. The works rely on innate drawing ability - the idea that we can understand and express our experience of spatial realities through cultivating our ability to draw; that through drawing we can explore/express the physics of the world we exist in and are a part of.