Repurposing discarded objects, en lieu of a blank canvas or sheet of paper, interests me for their embodied, elusive histories. 

These matrices are imperfect, abstract palimpsests for which I can react to and collaborate with: always aiming to honor each time-honed object’s original contribution. 

In joining elements, I am simultaneoulsy mending, destroying and preserving.

A new, open-ended meaning evolves.

Terrain Studies: Edo Papers, Mingled Terrain Exhibition, 2018, Richardson Family Museum, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC,  All works in series: repurposed antique Japanese silver leafed pages used during the Edo period (1603-1868) to conserve Japanese screens, handworked with sumi, walnut ink, collage on Arches paper, 20” x 16”

Terrain Studies: Edo Papers, Mingled Terrain Exhibition, 2018, Richardson Family Museum, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC,

All works in series: repurposed antique Japanese silver leafed pages used during the Edo period (1603-1868) to conserve Japanese screens, handworked with sumi, walnut ink, collage on Arches paper, 20” x 16”

Terrain Study 30: Edo Papers

Terrain Study 30: Edo Papers

Terrain Study 32: Edo Papers

Terrain Study 32: Edo Papers

Terrain Study 31: Edo Papers

Terrain Study 31: Edo Papers

Terrain Study 33: Edo Papers

Terrain Study 33: Edo Papers

Terrain Study 34: Edo Papers

Terrain Study 34: Edo Papers

Terrain Study 35: Edo Papers

Terrain Study 35: Edo Papers

Terrain Study 36: Edo Papers

Terrain Study 36: Edo Papers

Terrain Study 37: Edo Papers

Terrain Study 37: Edo Papers