"Deciduous: Prints and Drawings
“Deciduous” refers to that which cannot be kept the same. We learn that trees ”decide” to shed their leaves, but does that leave an absence or a presence? What can possibly be beautiful about loss or the threat of change?
These are some of the questions that motivate my work in large charcoal drawings of leafless branches and blowing shapes. Similarly, I have been experimenting with (almost) non-toxic printmaking on various structures: steel, aluminum, zinc and polymer “sun” plates, in the same “black on white” vein.
The scale of the huge drawings versus the tiny prints underscores my concern: that change is everywhere in our environment and that everyone, especially artists whose eyes are constantly glued to it, is ultimately and even intimately involved.