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Sight Unseen, charcoal and pastel on paper 30x22
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Leavings: Disrupted Figure,  charcoal and pastel on paper 24x18


I draw and paint  observationally from everyday clutter around me: the clutter a metaphor for the pressure of time and space we live in. I look for a calmer world that can be found amidst the clutter. Thus an object can blend with a neighboring object to create a new image, a new language to deal with, to navigate the chaos. Sometimes these images take on the suggestion of a human form, a figure or figures. They emerge as a physical response to the world and my surroundings. Sometimes humorous, sometimes disturbing. The environments for the figures are ambiguous. 

Through examination of these forces in our day-to-day lives, I try to create images that are relatable, that the viewer can immediately respond to and perhaps realize that this chaos is universal and part of our contemporary world. Through this examination and excavation perhaps a calm can be found.

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Re-Entry, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 12x9
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Leavings: Reconfigured Figure, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 30x22
MET_Transfix_24x18__Charcoal pastel ink paper_unframed_$1828.jpg
Transfix, Charcoal, ink, and pastel on paper, 24x18
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In the Aftermath of Night, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 10x14
MET_Following the Mist_9x12__Charcoal pastel paper_framed_$500.jpg
Following the Mist, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 9x12
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Two on the Move, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 19x25
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Deep in the Way, Charcoal and pastel on paper,  24x18
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Apotheosis, charcoal and pastel on paper, 30x22
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Leavings: Insects and Demons, Charcoal, ink, acrylic, and pastel on paper, 30x22