Liminal > 2D

I work abstractly in a variety of media. My recent series of work, Liminal, refers to the threshold between now and the future. My process begins with manipulating and transforming a layer of HDPE (high-density polyethylene) fibers mounted on clayboard panels. Once the desired surface is achieved I apply layers of pigments.

I find inspiration in microscopic views of cellular structures and growth patterns, as well as macroscopic images of earth’s terrain and surfaces found on other celestial bodies.

Striving for the elusive and the intangible, my work explores the boundaries between reality and that which is not yet known. It evokes a multitude of associations: fossilized life forms, otherworldly geological formations, surreal vegetation, scientific imagery of the miniscule, visions of the cosmos. I am interested in humanity's collective search for meaning in the absurdity that is this life, and in the pleasure to be found in the various manifestations of that search.

Azurite
Acrylic on HDPE on Panel
5" x 5" x 2"
Grapho
graphite and shellac on HDPE on panel
36" x 24"
Lazuli
Acrylic on HDPE on Panel
30" x 30"
Lazuli (detail)
Acrylic on HDPE on Panel
30" x 30"
Shadow
Acrylic on HDPE on Panel
30" x 30"
Faun
Acrylic on HDPE on Panel
30" x 30"
Flaxen
Acrylic on HDPE on Panel
30" x 30"
Flaxen (detail)
Acrylic on HDPE on Panel
30" x 30"
The Depths
Acrylic on HDPE on Panel
36" x 48" total
The Depths (side view)
Acrylic on HDPE on Panel
36" x 48" total
The Depths (detail 1)
Acrylic on HDPE on Panel
36" x 48" total
Scorched
Graphite, mica, shellac on HDPE on panel
12" x 12"
Scars on Mars
Graphite, shellac on HDPE on panel
12" x 12"
Orbital
Graphite, mica, shellac on HDPE on panel
12" x 12"
Brazen
12" x 12"