Thistles and Glyphs

pigment prints, dimensions variable





After Memling: A Jug of Flowers  2016

monoprint: pigment print and oil stick, 30 x 48 inches



Up Needs Down Like Down Needs Up  2017

Monoprint in two connected sections with an inlaid white gold leaf central line and wooden dowel "hitch" with wrapped embroidery floss.  34 x 52 inches framed 



Aquinas and his Holy Book 2017

pigment print dimensions variable





SCROLLS  pigment prints, each approximately 15 x 48 inches


Breaking the Swing  (after Fragonard) 2017


Breaking The Swing (2017) 14 x 50 in


Bather  2018




There Should Be An Inner Clock   2017


There Should Be An Inner Clock (2016) 14 x 48 in



THISTLES AND GLYPHS


Visualize an abstracted version of the natural world, somewhere between landscape, still life and data.

Each attempt edges away from the particular and tilts toward a set of circumstances.

It’s worth remembering that it serves no useful purpose to deconstruct what Beauty is, unless you’d like to get rid of it.  

Source Materials 


1) randomized Biblical text fragment:

SEEM TO BE NOT HEAR THEREFORE RESTORE THE TOKEN OF THE CHILDREN AND FROM THEE OF THE LAND IN SILVER AND HE SOUGHT THY SEED I HAVE NOTHING TO PASS ON TO OUR FATHER'S HOUSE REPLENISH THE DROVES SAYING ALL FLESH WHEREIN IS STUBBORN AND HE MADE OBEISENCE TO HIS DREAMS AND FOR ME HE GIVETH GOODLY WORDS A DREAM BEHOLD HITHERTO THOU SHALT NOT AND THE HAND THE DOOR AND IT WAS CLOSED A FAIR WOMAN TO THEE BUT IF HE SAID I MAY BLESS THEE IN A POSSESSION OF MOURNING BOUND UP EARLY IN THE LAND WHERE ART MY SOUL AND HE KNELT AT THE GATE OF THE MOUNTAIN

2) random integers generated by atmospheric noise:

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

3) bitmap image fragments of moss, stone, water and flora

4) vector reconstruction of lost information through heuristic image tracing




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