This 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.

Terrain Study 20   2017, mineral, plant and shell pigments, graphite, 23k gold leaf, collage on Kumohada and Arches papers  8 ½” x 15” (in private collection, Asheville, NC)

Terrain Study 20

2017, mineral, plant and shell pigments, graphite, 23k gold leaf, collage on Kumohada and Arches papers

8 ½” x 15” (in private collection, Asheville, NC)

Terrain Study 21   2017, mineral, plant and shell pigments, soil, sumi, grommets, stitching on linen and mixed papers  23 ½” x 30”

Terrain Study 21

2017, mineral, plant and shell pigments, soil, sumi, grommets, stitching on linen and mixed papers

23 ½” x 30”

Terrain Study 23   2017, mineral pigments, sumi, collage on mixed papers  24 ½’’ x 23”

Terrain Study 23

2017, mineral pigments, sumi, collage on mixed papers

24 ½’’ x 23”

Terrain Study 29   2017, mineral and plant pigments, graphite on folded paper with holes  40” x 26 ½” (in private collection, Asheville, NC)

Terrain Study 29

2017, mineral and plant pigments, graphite on folded paper with holes

40” x 26 ½” (in private collection, Asheville, NC)

Terrain Study 24   2017, graphite, 23k gold on paper with holes  24” x 18 ¼” (in private collection, Lyons, CO)

Terrain Study 24

2017, graphite, 23k gold on paper with holes

24” x 18 ¼” (in private collection, Lyons, CO)

Terrain Study 25   2017, mineral and plant pigments on paper with holes  30” x 22 1/2"

Terrain Study 25

2017, mineral and plant pigments on paper with holes

30” x 22 1/2"

Terrain Study 26   2017, earth and mineral pigments, sumi, collage on mixed papers  20” x 16”

Terrain Study 26

2017, earth and mineral pigments, sumi, collage on mixed papers

20” x 16”

Terrain Study 27   2017, mineral pigments, graphite, sumi on paper with holes  7” x 17”

Terrain Study 27

2017, mineral pigments, graphite, sumi on paper with holes

7” x 17”

Terrain Study 28   2017, mineral pigments, graphite, sumi on paper, collage with hole  14" x 13"

Terrain Study 28

2017, mineral pigments, graphite, sumi on paper, collage with hole

14" x 13"

Terrain Study 22   2017, mineral, insect and shell pigments, soil, sumi on mixed papers with holes  16” x 12 ½”

Terrain Study 22

2017, mineral, insect and shell pigments, soil, sumi on mixed papers with holes

16” x 12 ½”

Terrain Study 19   2017, mineral, plant and shell pigments, graphite on Kumohada paper on panel  10” x 8”

Terrain Study 19

2017, mineral, plant and shell pigments, graphite on Kumohada paper on panel

10” x 8”

Terrain Study 8   2018, mineral and plant pigments, sumi, white pencil on Kumohada paper on panel  12” x 12”

Terrain Study 8

2018, mineral and plant pigments, sumi, white pencil on Kumohada paper on panel

12” x 12”

Terrain Study 17   2017, malachite, color pencil on tar paper mounted   4" x 6" , travelling with artspace boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg, Germany

Terrain Study 17

2017, malachite, color pencil on tar paper mounted

4" x 6", travelling with artspace boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg, Germany

Terrain Study 16

2016, mineral and plant pigments, powdered copper, flashe on canvas

40" x 30"

Terrain Study 1

2016, mineral pigments, oxidized copper, graphite on Kumohadamashi paper on panel

22" x 22" (in private collection Adelaide, Australia)

Terrain Study 2   2016, mineral pigments, shell white, sumi, colorl pencil on Kumohadamashi with Kozo collage on panel.  22" x 22" (in private collection Adelaide, Australia)

Terrain Study 2

2016, mineral pigments, shell white, sumi, colorl pencil on Kumohadamashi with Kozo collage on panel.

22" x 22" (in private collection Adelaide, Australia)

Terrain Study 3   2016, minerals, indigo, shell white, oil pencil on linen on panel  22" x 22" (in private collection Adelaide, Australia)

Terrain Study 3

2016, minerals, indigo, shell white, oil pencil on linen on panel

22" x 22" (in private collection Adelaide, Australia)

Terrain Study 4

2016, mineral and insect pigments, antique sumi ink on paper framed,

18" x 24" (in private collection, Litchfield, CT)

Terrain Study 9

2016, mineral pigment, shell white, plant pigments, carborundum on linen

22" x 22"