Selected Works > The Search Series

Untitled #60 (Small Leaves)
Archival Print, face-mounted to plexiglas
38" x 59"
2012
Untitled #80 (Brick)
Archival Print, face-mounted to plexiglas
32" x 50"
2012
Untitled #150 (PerfMetal)
Archival Print, face-mounted to plexiglas
48" x 56"
2012
Contemporary Totems Talisman Devotional Superstions Fear Subliminal Rorschach
Archival Print
Face-mounted to plexiglass
2012
Untitled (Volcano)
Photo chemicals on paper
2014
Untitled (Skull)
Photo chemicals on paper
5 x 7
2014
Untitled #81
Chemigram
5" x 7"
2014
Sonar 2
Chemigram
5 x 7
2014
Holiday Inn
Chemigram
11 x 14
2014
Untitled (Trip)
Photo chemicals on paper
3.5 x 5
2014
Untitled #3
Graphite on paper
3.25" x 5"
2014
Untitled (JonC)
Graphite on paper
16 x 20
2014
Untitled (Snow)
Mixed-media
11 x 24
2014
Untitled (Knot)
16 x 20
2014
Untitled (Hive, Slate, Jaw)
Paper clay, graphite, found object, mirror
2014
Gold Diptych
Spray paint, liquid graphite, wood
36 x 40
2014
Gold Diptych (detail)
Spray paint, graphite
36 x 40
2014
Magnet Play
variable
2014
Lure (Video)
[Vimeo]
Feathers, Fool's Gold, motors
2014
Prey (video)
[Vimeo]
Fox taxidermy ear form, motors, sensors, archival print
80h x 12w x 8d
2015
Found (Installation)
Mixed-media
72w x 52h
2014

The "Search Series", to which I credit traditional landscape painting as a point of departure, are a testimony to the sentiment humans sometimes experience of never quite feeling home. The Welsh have a word for it—Hiraeth—a longing for something, someone or a place that no longer, or never even existed. My work here represents a mapping, of not physical locations, but a terrain of dislocation, of patterns and forms that confound the natural world with that of the man-made world in hope of reaching a soothed soul.

It was at this time that one of my favorite activities, walking, became part of my work. I made my way through the city, or nature, collecting, sorting, assembling, documenting or simply mentally absorbing what I had experienced.