All of my work relates to and is contingent upon drawing. From studies on paper for large-scale installations, to totems made of graphite, to corner-moldings brushed with ink, each contain aspects of drawing as a tool and catalyst. Fundamentally for me, drawing instigates, reflects and articulates thought formation. I believe it is similar to and perhaps more immediate then word usage. Materials contain their own codes of meaning and with the placement of particular materials a message is transferred on a level that precedes word  construct.  Our brains intuit a vocabulary in relation to materials that allow a certain expansion of the mind  outward towards other meanings,relationships, perceptions and object associations. As word formation begins within the act of cognition, there is a slowing down for decipherment and a different language is applied by the brain, manifesting an altered relation to what we initially, albeit intuitively, beheld.    WM

This page is in a collage layout to emphasize the ubiquitous place that "drawing" holds within my entire body of work. Specific pieces can been seen by clicking images or the links above.

Sumi Ink

single application of water, followed by brush with ink

Pink Crayon

Crayon and paint on wood

Cray-pas Totem

Drawing in three dimensions: oil/pastel on wood

Charcoal on Wood Vertical

Drawing as wall relief: 102" x 12" x 2", 2015

Graphite sealed with resin: This Totem addresses drawing as a solid material

Mascara

Mascara on paper

Tar and Feather 6th Variation copy

Large-scale installation: This entire series has been realized in studies on paper.

Graphite on paper series

An investigation into applying layers of graphite.

64 Crayola Colors: detail

Detail: 64 Crayola crayons with clear caulking, on corner molding, 96" x 1" x .5"

64 Crayola Colors

64 Crayola crayons with clear caulking, on corner molding, 96" x 1" x .5"

Brush and Ink: detail

Detail: Sum ink, on corner molding, hand -painted with brush, 96" x 1" x .5"

Brush and Ink

Sum ink, on corner molding, hand -painted with brush, 96" x 1" x .5"

PurpleCrayonLine:detail

Detail: Purple Crayon with scratched line on corner molding, 96" x 1" x .5"

Purple Crayon with Line  copy

Purple Crayon with scratched line on corner molding, 96" x 1" x .5"

Water Color with Blue PencilLine:Det

Detail: Water color with hand drawn line down center of corner molding, 96" x 1" x .5"

Water Color with Blue Pencil Line

water color with hand drawn line down center of corner molding, 96" x 1" x .5"

Collage

Collage

Collage

Mascara

Mascara on paper

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