September 29, 2013
January 8, 2013
November 27, 2012
My recent drawings of yarn and butchers string emerged from a series of still lives documenting objects in my studio over the summer.
I am interested in using the string as a physical “line drawing” in space, lain out on the table by hand. Arriving at the compositions is an exploration of form, simplicity and instinct. I render the yarn and string at life scale using graphite and colored pencil, slowing my attention, studying, looking at the object before me.
I participated in the Gowanus Open Studio tour this year. It was a last show of new work before I returned to Northern California. A great weekend, filled with conversation.
September 4, 2012
March 1, 2012
“What if we understood mimesis not so much in terms of representation, but, as Adorno suggests in his Aesthetic Theory, literally as a form of imitation, of mimicking, of doing impressions of nature? To draw a mountain is to mimic it, and, as a form of mimicry, a magical form of becoming.
Mimesis, as a magical practice, is a question of technique: of molding your vowels, modulating the lines you draw or paint, adapting movements, as a means of activating the sympathetic relationship between you and what’s out there.”
February 22, 2012
October 6, 2011
“For as long as man has painted, he (and it usually is a he) has painted his lovers. Look at any of the great works of Western art and, chances are, you will find a mistress, girlfriend, wife or prostitute centre stage.” — Kathryn Hughes