Drawings/Paintings > The Space Between

This figurative series focuses specifically on the point of contact of hands and feet to explore expansive aspects of liminal space, longing and confrontation of the body. I am interested in utilizing gesture and implied pressure (or lack thereof) to generate a physical tension that transcends to the psychological. I utilize art historical references, scale and space to create suggestive scenarios to challenge the viewer's assumptions and expectations, often causing initial impressions to be shifted by the peculiar suggestions of the fragmented limbs. Concentration on the disembodied limbs is significant in proposing conflicting functions as anonymous yet strangely personified and individual.

Duality is often an undercurrent in my work. Here it is employed both by the gesture of playful or lifeless; supporting or relinquishing; supplication or applause - as well as the way the drawings are rendered, from highly finished to rough outline, giving them a sense of presence yet absence; comfort yet tension; contact (or implied contact) yet longing.


Cityscape
Charcoal on cut-out museum board
7.5'x15'
2011
Cityscape (scale reference)
Charcoal on cut-out museum board
7.5'x15'
2011
The Space Between (Scale Reference)
Cut Out Charcoal on Museum Board
3'x10'
2007
Friction [scale reference]
Charcoal on Museum Board
52x70"
2007
With/In [scale reference]
Charcoal on Museum Board
51x80"
2007
Periphery [scale reference]
Charcoal on Museum Board
45x46"
2007
Periphery [detail]
Charcoal on Museum Board
45x46"
2007
Push
Charcoal on Museum Board
87x93"
2007
Pull
Charcoal on Museum Board
77x84"
2007
Pull [scale reference]
Charcoal on Museum Board
77x84"
2007
The Space Between II
Charcoal on Museum Board
30x148"
2007
The Space Between II [scale reference}
Charcoal on Museum Board
30x148"
2007
The Space Between III
Charcoal on cut-out museum board
2011
The Space Between III
Charcoal on cut-out museum board
2011
The Space Between III
Charcoal on cut-out museum board
3.5'x16.5'
2011