WORKS ON PAPER

There’s something sensuous in how charcoal and graphite meet the paper, and how an ink pencil magically becomes fluid when water joins it. Similar to my process with paint, I allow the materials and the surface to interact and guide my exploration. Sometimes I use tools to rough up the paper’s surface, producing interesting effects. Other times I simply enjoy the boldness of a clean line carving into a white space. Also, I was happy to discover a paper that is tough enough to withstand the abuse of oil and cold wax plus other assorted materials that help create interest and texture.