Excavation  . 2018.  AP.  19 × 17 in., hand-tinted intaglio print on Rives BFK paper.

Excavation. 2018.  AP.  19 × 17 in., hand-tinted intaglio print on Rives BFK paper.

 

A recent print from the Flora series that was inspired by a trip to Costa Rica in 2015, this image evolved from a recycled copper plate that was printed in 1970.  The original image was scraped and burnished, re-oriented and re-drawn, creating a new image emerging through the partially removed field of the old image – an “excavation” of sorts.  (See PRINTS)

 

Open Field  ,  2017, graphite, ink, water color on Arches paper, 27 × 22¼ in.

Open Field,  2017, graphite, ink, water color on Arches paper, 27 × 22¼ in.

 

Also within the Flora theme, this drawing was  developed with graphite initially, using over-lapping lines in a fluid allusion to biomorphic natural shapes.  Ink and water color as well as softer graphite was then used to emphasize particular contours within the composition.  (See DRAWINGS) 

 

Found Flora  , 2017, oil on canvas, 85 × 75 in.

Found Flora, 2017, oil on canvas, 85 × 75 in.

Like Excavation above, this work was developed from a "recycled" painting.  The original landscape painting was re-oriented to a vertical image and evolved through several drawing studies and other works within the series.  (See PAINTINGS and DRAWINGS)