Meditations: Series One & Series Two

It is what is not seen that should be painted; art is the rendering perceptible of mystery. ~ Ozenfant

This Art*o*Mat series contemplates the mysteries of that which surrounds us but is not really seen. Based on a microscopic cross-section of tree roots, I create these drawings as an act of mediation--through the repetitive motion of mark-making--while pondering the delicate beauty not clearly visible to the naked eye.

Impressions of Nature

Inspired by fossils of shells and plants found while hiking in southern Indiana, and thinking of how those plants have been around for millions of years, made me wonder--who else has looked at these forms over time?

Through this Art*o*Mat series of monoprints, I am preserving impressions of plants from my own home for your future contemplation.