AFTER GOYA
AFTER GOYA

2018, water-soluble encaustic and ink on latex on paper, 6 x 4 in.

AFTER GOYA
AFTER GOYA

2018, water-soluble encaustic on latex on wood, 14 x12 in.

AFTER GOYA
AFTER GOYA

2018, water-soluble encaustic on latex on wood, 24 x 24 in.

AFTER GOYA
AFTER GOYA

2018, water-soluble encaustic on latex on wood, 12 x 13 7/8 in.

WHIP-POOR-WILL
WHIP-POOR-WILL

2017, ink on coated paper, 4 x 6 in.

HOPE DIES LAST
HOPE DIES LAST

2012-14, oil on burlap 56 x 32 in.

I pasted painted yellow wooden discs onto the fabric to spell out “hope/dies/last” in Braille. I then shaped the fabric and lit it. As in all the Braille paintings, I painted from the setup, on burlap.

GILLES (AFTER WATTEAU)
GILLES (AFTER WATTEAU)

2010, powdered graphite on colored paper, 64 x 36 in.

The drawing was made by projecting the Watteau onto the paper. Working in the dark, only by the light of the projected image, I made the drawing with my fingers. Until I turned on the lights, I could not see the image I had been making.

LAUGH, CLOWN, LAUGH!
LAUGH, CLOWN, LAUGH!

2010-12, oil on burlap, 34 x 38 in.

I pasted painted black discs that spell out “laugh/clown/laugh!” in Braille on polka-dot fabric, which I shaped as a relief on the wall. I then lit the setup and painted it.

KISS (AFTER GIOTTO)
KISS (AFTER GIOTTO)

2014, pastel and tearing on colored tissue paper, 20 x 20 5/8 in.

TIME-BASED PIECE
TIME-BASED PIECE

2014, oil and collage canvas, 10 x 7 7/8 in.

I collage the brittle half-title page of an old paperback edition of Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! onto a painted canvas under a layer of stand oil, which is slowly eating away at the paper.

ST. LUCY (AFTER BECCAFUMI)
ST. LUCY (AFTER BECCAFUMI)

2010, powdered graphite on colored paper, 39 5/8 x 27 3/8 in.

The drawing was made by projecting the Beccafumi onto the paper. Working in the dark, only by the light of the projected image, I made the drawing with my fingers. Until I turned on the lights, I could not see the image I had been making.

BLOOD, SWEAT, TEARS
BLOOD, SWEAT, TEARS

2008-9, oil on burlap, 28 x 26 in.

I pasted painted wooden discs on striped fabric that spell out the lines “blood/sweat/tears” in Braille. I then draped the fabric, lit it, and painted the image on burlap.

BLOOD, SWEAT, TEARS
BLOOD, SWEAT, TEARS

2010, oil and varnish on burlap, 26 x 24 in.

I painted this from a setup of drape fabric on which I had pasted painted discs that spell out the words of the title. After it had dried, I applied layers of colored glazes that I let run down the face of the painting.

COME HOME
COME HOME

2014, graphite on vellum, 12 x 9 in.

The is one of a series in which I draw on vellum, working on a lightbox from a grid of the phrase of the title in Braille. The smearing is a trace of the action of running my fingertips over the line of text, as if I were reading it in Braille.

COME HOME
COME HOME

2012, acrylic and oil on printed wrapping paper mounted on wood, 5 1/2 x 7 x 1/2 in.

I first stenciled “COME HOME” on wrapping paper printed with roses. I then went into the image where the stencil had obscured the paper and restored the roses by painting into the text to match the underlying image.

AFTER GOYA
AFTER GOYA
AFTER GOYA
AFTER GOYA
WHIP-POOR-WILL
HOPE DIES LAST
GILLES (AFTER WATTEAU)
LAUGH, CLOWN, LAUGH!
KISS (AFTER GIOTTO)
TIME-BASED PIECE
ST. LUCY (AFTER BECCAFUMI)
BLOOD, SWEAT, TEARS
BLOOD, SWEAT, TEARS
COME HOME
COME HOME
AFTER GOYA

2018, water-soluble encaustic and ink on latex on paper, 6 x 4 in.

AFTER GOYA

2018, water-soluble encaustic on latex on wood, 14 x12 in.

AFTER GOYA

2018, water-soluble encaustic on latex on wood, 24 x 24 in.

AFTER GOYA

2018, water-soluble encaustic on latex on wood, 12 x 13 7/8 in.

WHIP-POOR-WILL

2017, ink on coated paper, 4 x 6 in.

HOPE DIES LAST

2012-14, oil on burlap 56 x 32 in.

I pasted painted yellow wooden discs onto the fabric to spell out “hope/dies/last” in Braille. I then shaped the fabric and lit it. As in all the Braille paintings, I painted from the setup, on burlap.

GILLES (AFTER WATTEAU)

2010, powdered graphite on colored paper, 64 x 36 in.

The drawing was made by projecting the Watteau onto the paper. Working in the dark, only by the light of the projected image, I made the drawing with my fingers. Until I turned on the lights, I could not see the image I had been making.

LAUGH, CLOWN, LAUGH!

2010-12, oil on burlap, 34 x 38 in.

I pasted painted black discs that spell out “laugh/clown/laugh!” in Braille on polka-dot fabric, which I shaped as a relief on the wall. I then lit the setup and painted it.

KISS (AFTER GIOTTO)

2014, pastel and tearing on colored tissue paper, 20 x 20 5/8 in.

TIME-BASED PIECE

2014, oil and collage canvas, 10 x 7 7/8 in.

I collage the brittle half-title page of an old paperback edition of Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! onto a painted canvas under a layer of stand oil, which is slowly eating away at the paper.

ST. LUCY (AFTER BECCAFUMI)

2010, powdered graphite on colored paper, 39 5/8 x 27 3/8 in.

The drawing was made by projecting the Beccafumi onto the paper. Working in the dark, only by the light of the projected image, I made the drawing with my fingers. Until I turned on the lights, I could not see the image I had been making.

BLOOD, SWEAT, TEARS

2008-9, oil on burlap, 28 x 26 in.

I pasted painted wooden discs on striped fabric that spell out the lines “blood/sweat/tears” in Braille. I then draped the fabric, lit it, and painted the image on burlap.

BLOOD, SWEAT, TEARS

2010, oil and varnish on burlap, 26 x 24 in.

I painted this from a setup of drape fabric on which I had pasted painted discs that spell out the words of the title. After it had dried, I applied layers of colored glazes that I let run down the face of the painting.

COME HOME

2014, graphite on vellum, 12 x 9 in.

The is one of a series in which I draw on vellum, working on a lightbox from a grid of the phrase of the title in Braille. The smearing is a trace of the action of running my fingertips over the line of text, as if I were reading it in Braille.

COME HOME

2012, acrylic and oil on printed wrapping paper mounted on wood, 5 1/2 x 7 x 1/2 in.

I first stenciled “COME HOME” on wrapping paper printed with roses. I then went into the image where the stencil had obscured the paper and restored the roses by painting into the text to match the underlying image.

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