Art > Ink Paintings

Ink, with its unparalleled fluidity, staining intensity, and transparency, has become an essential feature of my practice. The transparency of the ink allows much of the history of execution to be readily visible. As a result, layers switch back and forth in time, creating several possible readings. Simple motifs and events transform throughout repeated layers, becoming a part of later forms. The absence of sizing allows one to paint on one side of the paper to the benefit of the other; viable imagery may appear on both sides. Using both gesture and organically arising stain forms, the painting becomes an alternate world of suggestive forms and spaces. These painterly events mirror patterns from nature—atmospheric, kinesthetic, tactile, and tectonic.

Track and Trace
ink on paper
72" x 38"
2018
Maelstrom
ink on paper
72" x 38"
2018
Vortex
ink on paper
72" x 38"
2018
Liquid Measure
ink on mulberry paper
73" x 38"
2017
Chimera
ink on mulberry paper
72" x 38"
2015
Elixir
ink on mulberry paper
72" x 38"
2017
Kiln
ink on paper
49" x 37"
2018
Surge
ink on mulberry paper
72" x 38"
2017
Crystal Palace
ink on paper
72" x 38"
2017
Kismet
ink on paper
57" x 38"
2018
Going Feral
ink on mulberry paper
73" x 38"
2017
Cloud Chamber
ink on mulberry paper
73" x 38"
2016
Undergrowth
ink on mulberry paper
72" x 38"
2015
Ocean
ink on mulberry paper
73" x 38"
2016
Blue Lake
ink on mulberry paper
64.5" x 33"
2017
Side Bones
ink on mulberry paper
73" x 38"
2016
Wet
ink on mulberry paper
66.5" x 38.5"
2015
Thick
ink on mulberry paper
73" x 38"
2016
Crossover
ink on mulberry paper
64.5" x 45.5"
2016
Scatter
ink on mulberry paper
50" x 38"
2018
Blue Chip
ink on mulberry paper
33" x 25"
2018
Countdown
ink on mulberry paper
38" x 30"
2018
Wedge Issue
ink on mulberry paper
51.5" x 38"
2017
Rush Hour
ink on mulberry paper
51.5" x 38"
2017
Topographies
ink on paper
37" x 37.5"
2018
Grotto
ink on paper
39.75" x 38"
2018
String Theory
ink on paper
38" x 40"
2018
Bolt from the Blue
ink on paper
33" x 25"
2018
Spillway
ink on mulberry paper
33" x 25"
2018
Fracture
ink on mulberry paper
51.5" x 38"
2017
Plunge
ink on mulberry paper
33" x 25"
2018
Cornerstone
ink on mulberry paper
33" x 25"
2018
Collision
ink on mulberry paper
33" x 25"
2018
The Gloaming
ink on mulberry paper
33" x 25"
2018
Mirage
ink on mulberry paper
33" x 25"
2018
In the Rough
ink on mulberry paper
33" x 25"
2018
Side Slide
ink on mulberry paper
18" x 12"
2018
Aperture2
ink on mulberry paper
18" x12"
2018
Shadow Play
ink on mulberry paper
18" x 12"
2018
Surface Tension
ink on mulberry paper
38" x 20"
2017
Tall Tales
ink on mulberry paper
38" x 20"
2017
Blue Blooms
ink on mulberry paper
47" x 35"
2016
Crimson with Green Flakes
ink on mulberry paper
45.5" x 33.5"
2016
Violet Loves Green
ink on mulberry paper
46" x 34"
2016
Gilded Grove
ink on mulberry paper
45.5" x 33.5"
2016
Morning Light
ink on mulberry paper
45 x 24.5
2016
Fissure
ink on mulberry paper
37.5" x 24.5"
2016
Stream Past
ink on mulberry paper
45" x 24.5"
2016
Blue Jay
ink on mulberry paper
47" x 34"
2017
Plume
ink on yupo and mulberry paper
32.5" x 23.5"
2016
Blue Lagoon
ink on mulberry paper collaged
47" x 32.5"
2015
Ochre with Embers
ink on mulberry paper
47" x 34"
2016
Scattered Relations
ink on yupo and mulberry paper
47" x 35"
2016
March Sun
ink on mulberry paper
45.5" x 34"
2016
Backlight
ink on mulberry paper
46" x 34"
2016
Upwardly Mobile
ink on mulberry
47" x 35"
2016
Reflecting Pool
ink on mulberry paper collaged
47" x 32.5"
2015
Wreath
ink on mulberry paper
45.75" x 34"
2016
Under the Rose
ink on mulberry paper
45.5" x 33.75"
2015
Lush
ink on mulberry paper
44.5" x 32.5"
2015
Time Lapse
ink on mulberry paper
44.5" x 32.5"
2015
Rose Sky
ink on mulberry paper
44.5" x 33"
2015
Flame
ink on mulberry paper
45.5" x 34"
2016
Swift Passage
ink on rice paper
38" x 96"
2012
Pond Life
ink on rice paper
76" x 72"
2012
Odalisque
ink on paper
12" x 67"
2009
Goddess
ink on rice paper
70" x 38"
2011
Sentinel
ink on rice paper
70" x 38"
2011