Work > #ShapeShifters

It started with anger, growing from shadows.

I play with the ironic, the sublime, the sad and the secret. My work is generally representational and most often grounded in natural landscapes. I use landscape imagery to tell my tales and use titles to nudge the viewer along with the story. This has been me. The artist I describe to myself and others. Quiet, thoughtful, silently amused and meditative.

But lately, I have felt a tug…no a pounding rush of something louder, stronger, angrier. Quiet reflection and subtle nuance are giving way to shouting, screaming lines with punched in blackest of black charcoal. Rough scrapping sounds, powdery dust and smell of burnt wood – it’s intoxicating – makes me drunk, awake, a seer of visions, a prophet, an instigator….the other side of my own quiet coin. I’m becoming my own dark twin.

Where I’ve always used charcoal in my work, lovingly formed with my own hands by burning pieces and parts of trees I meet….now charcoal is burned, raging fires that engulf, destroy and char. Maybe to match the wildfires that ravage the land around me here in Oregon, maybe to match the political unrest and tension that surround my digital world.

My drawings include more figurative suggestions; both beast and man. They are forced together into new beings, rougher, unhappy with itself as its never truly of nature or man any longer. Werewolves of all shapes and ancestries.

So that is where I’ve been, and that is where I’m going. I’m in the midst of a transformation, one of painful deliberation as a new darker side emerges to flourish. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to being scared of what my work…what I will become.

But I must find out.

Undercover Rioter
Mixed Media
2019
$275
Where Song Sings Over Truth
Mixed Media
2019
$425
unframed
Mixed Media
2019
$350
philosophy
Mixed Media
2019
$425
someRituals
Mixed Media
2019
$425
Seek My Wild Devour
Mixed media, charcoal
18" x 24"
$375
Tribal Notions of Safety
Mixed media, charcoal
21" x 18"
$450
The Truth of the You of Now
Mixed media, charcoal
28" x 36"
$485
A Murder of Crows
Mixed media, charcoal
21" x 18"
$450
Power Full
Mixed media, charcoal
21" x 18"
2019
$450
Followers
Charcoal
6" x 6"
2018
$150
Complicit
Charcoal
6" x 6"
2018
$150
Thinking the Unthinkable Future
Mixed media, charcoal
20" x 28"
2019
$450
joyous_observers
Charcoal
6" x 6"
2018
$150
Lend Me Your Ear
Mixed media, charcoal
18" x 24"
2018
$450
Lost in Useless Territory
Mixed media, charcoal
20" x 28"
2019
$450
Dark Ecology
Mixed media, charcoal
19" x 26"
2018
$450
Penelope Peacock
Mixed media, charcoal
28" x 36"
2018
$450
Sleep While it Burns
Mixed media, charcoal
16" x 16"
2019
$375
Impossibilities of a Tweeted Song
Mixed media, charcoal
20" x 28"
2019
$450