Soft Pastel / Line Drawings / Photography / Printmaking
Varying sizes, varying paper
Two to ten minute poses
Chalk, pencil, colored pencil
High resolution scans from drawings made in “A bientot 1’” — Learning French.
Braille, 1985, publisher: Deutschen Blindenstudienanstalt, Klett, Stuttgart.
Originals still in book, 28 x 35 cm
Works on white or brown paper
42x60 cm - 30x42 cm
Spontaneous Combustion (Series)
Pastel chalk, charcoal
White paper, up to 50 x 70 cm
2017 - 2018
Solo Figures (Series)
On sturdy brown paper
36 x 48 cm
An East German Printers' Manual
High resolution scans & photographs, drawings in “Die Arbeitstechniken der Grafischen Industrie’” Leipzig, 1955 (‘Working Techniques for the Graphic Industry’)
Chalk, pencil, fine liner, water color
Originals still in book, 24 x 17 cm
Category 5 — Storm Drenched
Water-soaked 300g paper, lavender dipped in acrylic ink applied with force and grace. Images 4-7 depict one work in progress, with white chalk coating and reapplication of ink. image 7 is a detail thereof. Final image, 1m x2m on wall, is a work-in-progress.
BAI studio residency, August 2019.
80x100, 100x120, 100x 200.
Printmaking: Lavender 2018
Fresh bundles of lavender are soaked in black ink, then hammered, scraped, smashed, rolled and/or tossed onto large white paper. The prints are then handcolored with oil pastels, ink, and occassionally embellished with gold leaf.
With the exception of one image from a sketchbook, all works are 50 x 70cm on 300gr paper.
The 2015 series was shown at Spud Bencer, the 2017 series at Cedré Blanc.
NOTE: Images here are full-size as well as detailed.
Photos: Seaweed Murano/Venice
The seaweed is invasive, brought in by
Photos printed on premium plexiglass,
2016 & 2018
Glass Vessels — Collaboration with Amy West
For Venice Glass Week 2018, master engraver Amy West used my work as inspiration. She had vessels blown especially for each artwork and then engraved freestyle. Her spontaneous interpretations of the figures onto this fragile and ancient medium sets them free with light.
The works are on display at Amy West Design on Murano, Venice.