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.
These drawings were made on buses and trains, in desert jeeps, taxis, and carts across Egypt and India. Poising my pen or brush over the page, 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
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'.