2018, water-soluble encaustic and ink on latex on paper, 6 x 4 in.
2018, water-soluble encaustic on latex on wood, 14 x12 in.
2018, water-soluble encaustic on latex on wood, 24 x 24 in.
2018, water-soluble encaustic on latex on wood, 12 x 13 7/8 in.
2017, ink on coated paper, 4 x 6 in.
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.
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.
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.
2014, pastel and tearing on colored tissue paper, 20 x 20 5/8 in.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.