Projects > Fragments and Coordinates

Fragment 8
oil on OSB
24" 21" (approximate dimensions)
2011
Fragment 12
oil on OSB
34"x 15" (approximate dimensions)
2011
Untitled Dam
Mixed media print
12"x 16"
2010
Fragment 11
oil on OSB
30"x 24" (approximate dimensions)
2011
Fragment 9
oil on OSB
30"x 20" (approximate dimensions)
2011
Victory over the land
Mixed media print
12"x 16"
2009

Fragments and Coordinates are primarily concerned with landscape as a physical and material surface. My creative process borrows both formally and conceptually from the palimpsest. As a quintessentially religious text, reference to the palimpsest is intended to suggest the often religious motivations behind humanity's reshaping of the landscape. Furthermore, palimpsests carry a visible history and share tactile qualities with both painting and landscape. They are written and then overwritten as a form of spiritual cleansing. When the land is cleared away or urban renewal sets in, a similar process of percieved "cleansing" takes place, I am interested in this process and its often controversial effects.
Paintings from the Fragments and Coordinates series use a variety of media including Oil, Acrylic, wood, paper, collage and Graphite to discuss the use and re-use of urban-industrial landscape.