These drawings are process-oriented. I like to think of these drawings as petri dishes, where creatures interact and come to life. I try to animate the shapes, the way I think organisms from another planet might appear animated, when looked at through a microscope.
When I draw, I find a freedom to layer, erase, and improvise, more so than in my paintings. The layering also lends the figures a certain weightlessness, as if they were floating in space.
Shapes and tendrils suggest synapses, cellular structures, plants, and the human body. Through these forms, I feel I am locating points of interconnection, evidence of the elements which underlie all matter.
born: 1967, Columbus, Ohio
Ohio University, MFA, 1999
Ohio State University, BA, 1992
selected solo or two-person exhibits
2Co's Gallery: Toward Not-Knowing, Columbus, OH, 2005
Rankin Art Gallery, Ferris State University: Toward Not-Knowing, Big Rapids, MI, 2005
Studio 972: Evidence, Columbus, OH, 2001
Icon Artifice Gallery: Split, Columbus, OH, 2000
Woman Made Gallery: 10th International Juried Exhibition, Chicago, IL, 2007
Barret Art Center: New Directions 06, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2006
Gallery Project: Nature Reperceived, Ann Arbor, MI, 2006
Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary: American Drawing Biennial 7, Williamsburg, Virginia, 2000