Talismans (55)I heard the words ‘sullen entropy’ in a Robyn Hitchcock song many, many years ago and it stuck with me as an elegant way to describe natural forces in the world and also the way I physically make artwork. The ‘Talismans for Sullen Entropy’ series are figures and objects depicted with degraded, overworked surfaces using copious amounts of graphite, oil on canvas or other standard drawing materials, usually on paper. They involve a large amount of stop & start, make/discard, discovery and change. The sullen part is mainly me. -Images are arranged with recent work first.
Grid Variations (21)Drawings, paintings, collages and rubbings that explore various ways to portray a grid, either as a found, accidental image or a purposely fashioned composition. Working with the grid has been a fascinating part of my artwork for many years.-Images arranged with recent work first.-
My dog Friday and I walk every day around our neighborhood, from Haskell Avenue down to Fair Park, through Deep Ellum, around Baylor and through East Dallas. Along the way I find interesting shiny objects, cast off letters, interesting shapes and forms that I pick up and put in a box (boxes) in my studio. I started working on this series thinking I would do a sort of autobiography, but it turned more toward a reflection of thoughts and groupings that occur to me as I find these items and ruminate on their past and what I could revise them into as Friday and I walk along, checking out the changes to our neighborhood and discovering fun smells, weird people and shiny stuff on our way. -Images arranged with recent work first.-