For several years I have been collecting discarded wood from several woodworkers in my studio building. I love them for their weathering and geometries. I like not knowing about their origin or previous purpose: seeing them solely as structural elements for 3 dimensional painting.

Wood aligns with my affinity for using natural materials. They are still highly processed paintings involving sanding, ink staining, pigment painting, oxidizing, paper mounting, gluing, and drilling . I consider these as 3D extensions of my Terrain study series. They are always being made, in various stages, alongside my larger, more time consuming paintings. Like the Edo papers, I aim to not overwork them, in order to deeply honor each contributing element.

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Terrain Study 38

2017, sumi on paper, mineral pigments, mixed reclaimed wood construction

11” x 6”


Terrain Study 40

2017, mineral pigments, red Flashe, mixed reclaimed wood construction

18 ½" x 9 ½"

Terrain Study 39

2017, mineral and plant pigments, red Flashe, Kumohada paper, mixed reclaimed wood construction

18 ½ x 13”

Terrain Study 41

2017, mineral pigments, sumi, mixed reclaimed wood construction

10 ½” x 14 ½”

Terrain Study 42

2017, mineral pigments, graphite, canvas, mixed reclaimed wood construction

28” x 18 ½”