In hindsight, I think this series was the product of post-9/11 emotional processing. The discord of the wrecked busses implied a kind of violent, visceral experience, which felt very satisfying to scatter in the cold and detached hush of "space." The images seem also to serendipitously document strange, supernatural and/or celestial events, which are themes that recur in my work.
The Half Truth, 2005
The Unknowable Truth, 2005
Cone of Uncertainty: fig. 1, 2005
Cone of Uncertainty: fig. 2, 2005
Hope Springs Eternal, 2005
In the early 2000's, I was interested in the question of whether the psychological need for a hard definition of reality impedes a full exploration of the human experience. With this work, completed between the years 2008-2014, I hoped to explore the limits of credulity and the human experiences of wonder and belief. Now, in the age of alternative facts, I find these images trouble me more and tickle me less.
Damn The Living Who Mock This Road, circa 1910
Flying Humanoid, Mejean France, 1898
The Undetected Yeti
Strange Triangulation, Leeward Islands, 1918
The Red Lady Of Betteravia, 1903
Scenes From A Near Death Experience, 2009
Objects can serve as focal points, or paths of entry into personal insight. Powerful and meaningful, these insights will not reveal themselves overtly. To know them, you must notice deeply and contemplate the messages they offer. These images are the boiled up, sublimated and refined remnants of portents and symbology hidden within my day- to-day experiences.
Raising The Vapor, 2012
Bones, Hearts and Promises, 2014
Specific Gravity, 2014
Trick For Truth, 2013
Dr. Srebnick's #5, 2013
We Are Here
In the practice of Victorian era Spiritualist mediumship, women often exerted a galvanizing influence from principal positions. With a nod to this tradition and in response to my own study of the practice, the intention here is to communicate our continual connection to certain histories, remote yet accessible.
Fig. #1, 2015
Fig. #6, 2015
Fig. #5, 2015
Fig. #7, 2015
Fig. #11, 2015
Fig. #14, 2015
Veil of Order
"In a work of art, chaos must shimmer through a veil of order." -Novalis
These mixed media works deepen the intention of an earlier series, We Are Here, which emerged in response to my initial experiences with the study of mediumship. This unseen, intensely interior process has something in common with art-making. These works consider the qualities that both activities share, the liminal conditions that both require, and explore the idea of creative activity itself as a form of spirit communication.
Experiments, unfinished projects and ideas not yet fully formed.