This new body of work evolved from the decision to reconstruct hundreds of natural material experiments and previously deconstructed work that had been accumulating in my studio flat file drawers since the mid 90s. Some are as simple as sheets of paper textured with mineral grounds that were once folded for lack of space: now employed as a dimensional base. Others consist of juxtaposed remnants of dyed linen, perforated handmade papers and oxidized silver tests and so on. These indexical remnants take on new meanings when joined as one work. This project could go on for a very long time as the wealth of material is pretty extensive.
Design is a driving force in this project and is now informing my current large paintings on canvas: focusing on mingled terrains.
I don’t generally frame my work, yet many of these are framed. In hindsight, this act deems them final, well-preserved, and ready to leave the studio.