Poppy Bloom
2019
Oil on board
12"x9"
Siberian Iris
2019
Oil on board
10"x8"
Winter Beech Leaves
2019
Oil on board
11"x14"
Acorn Root
2019
Oil on board
7.75"x10"
Pumpkin Flower, Reclining
2018
Oil on board
9.75"x12.5"
private collection
Pumpkin Flower, Folded
2018
Oil on board
8.75"x11.75"

private collection

Acorn Tongue
2018
Oil on board
5"x7"
Puffball Huddle
2019
Oil on wood panel
6"x6"
Garlic Bulb
2019
Oil on wood panel
10"x12"
Overgrown
2017
Charcoal and colored pencil on paper
70"x50"
The Grail
2015
Charcoal and colored pencil on paper
50"x40"
For many years, I have taken daily walks through the woods near my home. With this drawing, I attempt to translate what that walk can sometimes feel like, when the skin that separates me from air, mud, and grass becomes highly permeable. The open mouths suggest a type of communion--through consuming (eating) and being consumed (decay). Both these actions offer a connection to the eternal, however one may define it. The title, The Grail, is the name of the place where I walk. It also refers to the vessel used at the Last Supper that became legend during the Middle Ages, symbolizing body, blood and immortality.
Three Sisters
2018
Charcoal on paper
32"x50"
Raspberry Canes
2015
Pencil, colored pencil, and acrylic medium
10"x16"

private collection

Puffball Cluster
2019
Oil on wood panel
6"x12"
Glow Stem
2018
Oil on wood panel
16"x12"

private collection

Acorn Seedling
2018
Oil on mounted paper
5.75"x5.75"
Avocado Seed
2018
Oil on board
5"x7"

Interview to accompany the Complex Ecologies exhibition.