These paintings examine simple acts of moving out into the world. I am interested in the daily risk-running involved in all lives, and how remarkable it is that we forge ahead in spite of the odds that the cook might burn a finger on the stove, the child might fall, the protestor may be blinded, or the astronaut might fail to reach the moon.
Preparing for the Blue
These drawings were made on buses and trains, in desert jeeps, taxis, and carts across Egypt, India, Morocco, and France. Many are made by walking over terrain closer to home in New Mexico, New England and my back yard. Poising my pen or brush over the page as I ride or walk, I let the play between body, vehicle and ground tell stories of place, space and time. The impact of travel shakes and startles in its encounters of difference and self and same.
Studies, drawings, and paintings of the figure.
Sketches and commissions
Meredith with cookies
I find sketchbooks important for processing and documenting experiences. These images in particular are from a sketchbook I kept while in Cairo during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.
Graphite and white pencil on digitally-altered maps of landmine-strewn terrain around the world. Descriptions of the particular mine typed over the drawing are documented from Jane's Military Manual. Typewriter is a Remington 'Travel Riter'.