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Don't Cross the Streams
Eucalyptus Bark Ink, Black Walnut Ink, Woad, Bone Black, Ochre, Dragon's Blood, Terre Verte, Buckthorn, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Egyptian Green, and Gold on Handmade Paper
9x12"
2020
Isolating
Cochineal, Oak Gall Ink, Black Walnut Ink, Woad Ink, Malachite, Ochre, and Lapis Lazuli on Handmade Paper
9x12"
2020
Ipso Magico Facto
Cochineal, Ochre, Black Walnut Ink, Malachite, Lapis Lazuli, and Gold on Handmade Paper
9x12"
2020
Unwritten
Tobacco Ochre, Cochineal, Maya Blue, Tiger's Eye, Malachite, and Lapis Lazuli on Handmade Paper
9x12"
2020
Hanging on to Memory
Sumac Ink, Wild Grape Ink, Bone Black, Malachite, Lapis Lazuli, Gold, and Red Ochre on Handmade Paper
9x12"
2020
Don't Crowd the Lifeboat
Sumac Ink, Yellow Ochre, Caput Mortuum, Black Walnut Ink, Bone Black, Lapis Lazuli, Cochineal, Wild Grape Ink, Malachite, and Gold on Handmade Paper
9x12"
2020
Shellshock
Woad, Indigo, Malachite, Ochre, Cochineal Graphite, Tiger's Eye, and Gold on Handmade Paper
9x12"
2020
Lifeworld
Yellow Ochre, Tiger's Eye, Cochineal, Black Walnut Ink, Graphite, Lapis Lazuli, and Bone Black on Handmade Paper
9x12"
2020
Step in Time
Cochineal, Yellow Ochre, Bone Black, and Black Walnut Ink on Handmade Paper
9x12"
2020
Sunny Side
Black Walnut Ink, Cochineal, Lapis Lazuli, Egyptian Green, Turmeric Ink, and Bone Black on Handmade Paper
9x12"
2020
Little Deaths
Sumac Ink, Black Walnut Ink, Acorn Cap Ink, Maya Blue, Cochineal, Tiger’s Eye, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, and Bone Black on Handmade Paper
9x12"
2020
Compliant
Red Ochre, Bone Black, Tigers Eye, Graphite, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, and Gold on Handmade Paper
9x12"
2020
The Beautiful Briny
Amazonite, Sugilite, Garnet, Bone Black, Lapis Lazuli, Tigers Eye, Gold, Cochineal, Ochre, and Terre Verte on Handmade Paper
9x12"
2020
Dream Within a Dream Within a Dream
Cochineal, Bone Black, Lapis Lazuli, and Gold on Handmade Paper
9x12"
2020
Rescue
Black Walnut Ink, Bone Black, Ochre, Malachite, Lapis Lazuli, and Gold on Handmade Paper
9x12"
2020
Sour Bones
Red Ochre, Bone Black, Cochineal, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Graphite, and Gold on Handmade Paper
9x12"
2020

Sometime after watching the first 2020 Democratic debates I registered for a Disney Plus account. I binged movies from my childhood while working in my studio… movies like Flight of the Navigator, Cool Runnings, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. I was searching for an old fashioned kind of hope, one that I hadn’t felt in quite a while. More recently in dealing with the new reality of COVID-19, and in practicing social distancing, I am needing this binge time more than ever. Through working and watching I am reminded of a young person’s blissful type of hope while simultaneously wrestling with the current world’s darkness and demons. These paintings contain references from these films, such as starscapes and undersea adventures, that demonstrate my hopes, as well as imagery that represents my fears, such as monstrous anatomy and, of course, death. Through it all, I still believe in unique inner power and magic. And I choose to imagine experiences like a wondrous, travel adventure from the comfort of my own bed.