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Clearing 9
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on canvas
36" x 48"
2009
Clearing 9 (detail)
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on canvas
36" x 48"
2009
Aurelia
Flashe, acrylic, tempera and ink on canvas
10" x 10"
2009
Clearing 1
Flashe, acrylic, tempera and ink on paper vellum over canvas
36" x 76"
2008
Clearing 1 (detail 1)
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on paper vellum over canvas
36" x 76"
2008
Clearing 1 (detail 2)
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on paper vellum over canvas
36" x 76"
2008
Clearing 2
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on paper vellum over canvas
16" x 20"
2008
Clearing 2 (detail)
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on paper vellum over canvas
16" x 20"
2008
Clearing 2 (detail 2)
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on paper vellum over canvas
16" x 20"
2008
Clearing 3
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on paper vellum over canvas
16" x 20"
2008
Clearing 4 (triptych)
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on canvas
10" x 72" (3 panels, overall)
2009
Clearing 4 (left panel)
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on paper vellum over canvas
This panel 10" x 24"
2009
Clearing 4 (center panel)
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on canvas
This panel 10" x 24"
2009
Clearing 4 (right panel)
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on canvas
This panel 10" x 24"
2009
Clearing 5
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on canvas
10" x 24"
2009
Clearing 5 (detail)
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on canvas
10" x 24"
2009
Clearing 6
Flashe, acrylic and tempera on canvas
24" x 38.5"
2009
Clearing 6 (detail)
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on canvas
24" x 38.5"
2009
Clearing 8
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on canvas
36" x 48"
2009
Clearing 8 (detail 1)
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on canvas
36" x 48"
2009
Clearing 8 (detail 2)
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on canvas
36" x 48"
2009
Clearing 8 (detail 3)
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on canvas
36" x 48"
2009
Clearing 8 (detail 4)
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on canvas
36" x 48"
2009
Clearing 11
Acrylic, ink and tempera on canvas
12" x 24"
2009
Clearing 12
Acrylic and ink on canvas
12" x 24"
2009
Clearing 13
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on canvas
36" x 76"
2009
Clearing 13 (detail)
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on canvas
36" x 76"
2009
Clearing Study 7
Acrylic, tempera and ink on paper
19" x 24"
2007
Clearing Study 13
Flashe, acrylic, tempera and ink on paper
19" x 24"
2008
Clearing Study 14
Flashe, acrylic, ink and tempera on paper
20.5" x 30"
2009
Clearing Study 15
Acrylic, ink and tempera on paper
22.5" x 30"
2009
Storm Fall 1
Acrylic, ink and tempera on handmade paper
11.5" x 14.75"
2009
Storm Fall 2
Acrylic, ink and tempera on handmade paper
11.5" x 14.75"
2009
Storm Fall 3
Acrylic, ink and tempera on handmade paper
11.5" x 14.75"
2009
Storm Fall 4
Flashe and walnut dye on handmade paper
11" x 14.5"
2009

In addition to color, perspective, pattern, and legibility, I control materiality and surface textures for the interplay of opacity, translucency, transparency, flatness, and iridescence. My drawings and paintings are hard to qualify as one or the other; for practical purposes, I call the works on sheets of paper, polypropylene, Mylar, or Duralar “drawings”, while referring to works on stretched canvas or reinforced panel as “paintings”. But all the works bear the perceptual and processual characteristics of both drawing and painting, and moreover, they all evince my affinity for the materiality and meaning of printed artforms. For example, I bring in the texture and delicacy of traditional Japanese woodcut by layering drafting vellum over sanded, gessoed canvas in the Fabula and Clearing paintings. In this way, the painted surface is finer and smoother than stretched canvas. Upon this layered surface, I use water-based pigments - flashe, permanent drawing ink, and acrylic gouache – to mimic the effect of rice-based watercolor on rice paper. Whereas Japanese woodcuts typically depict the imagined “floating world” of Ukiyo-e, in Fabula I transmute the redundant ordinariness of commuting in the congested surface streets of Chicago into an otherworldly, wished-for landscape.