the work of making meaning

current series of drawings on paper


combines traditional civil war-era quilt patterns with battlefield photographs taken by the artist at sites of vicksburg, antietam, gettysburg, shiloh, and bull run.

right hand of friendship (after vickburg)
right hand of friendship (after vickburg)

graphite on paper - 10in x 10in - 2022

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starsandstripes(aftervicksburg)_edited.jpg
starsandstripes(aftervicksburg)_edited.jpg

stars and stripes (after vicksburg) // graphite on paper // 10in x 10in //2022

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thecomfortquilt(aftervicksburg)_edited.jpg
thecomfortquilt(aftervicksburg)_edited.jpg

the comfort quilt (after vicksburg) // graphite on paper // 10in x 10in // 2022

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american reenactments

ongoing series of cyanotypes.


based on handmade collages and paperweavings depicting american civil war battlefields

an american reenactment (flag and wheel)
an american reenactment (flag and wheel)

cyanotype on paper - 8x10 - 2022 ($250)

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an american reenactment (tree)
an american reenactment (tree)

cyanotype on paper - 8x10 - 2022 ($250)

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an american reenactment (hillocks)
an american reenactment (hillocks)

cyanotype on paper - 8x10 - 2022 ($250)

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all-american parts (definition)

synonyms: old news, no news, good news, mythology, consumerism, westward ho! 

the west was one (pt 1)
the west was one (pt 1)

graphite on paper // 12in x 30in // 2016

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the west was one (pt 2)
the west was one (pt 2)

graphite on paper // 12in x 30in // 2016

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the west was one (pt 3)
the west was one (pt 3)

graphite on paper // 12in x 30in // 2016

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twelve parts
twelve parts

graphite on paper // 10x14 // 2019 // $250

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twelve parts (detail)
twelve parts (detail)

graphite on paper // 10x14 // 2019 // $250

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twelve parts (detail)
twelve parts (detail)

graphite on paper // 10x14 // 2019 // $250

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cold repeater
cold repeater

graphite on paper // 7in x 10in // 2016

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fifteen parts
fifteen parts

graphite on paper // 12in x 24in // 2018 //

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fifteen parts
fifteen parts

graphite on paper // 12x30 // 2018 // $850

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quick trigger country 

fiction, truth, made, remade, cheap thrills, nationhood

2017

think fast, ranger
think fast, ranger

silverpoint on prepared ground // 8 x 10 // 2018 // private collection

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stick 'em up
stick 'em up

silverpoint on prepared ground // 8 x 10 // 2017 // $200

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why I oughta
why I oughta

silverpoint on prepared ground // 8 x 10 // 2018 // private collection

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king colt
king colt

silverpoint on prepared ground // 3.5'' x 5'' // 2016 // private collection

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quick trigger country
quick trigger country

silverpoint on prepared ground // 3.5'' x 5'' // 2016 // private collection

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dead warrior
dead warrior

silverpoint on prepared ground // 3.5'' x 5'' // 2016 // private collection

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reconstructions 

patriotism, infamy, destruction, reformation, hope, recreation, hatred and loyalty

2019-2020

reconstructions #6
reconstructions #6

graphite on paper // 8x10 // 2020

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reconstructions #8
reconstructions #8

graphite on paper // 8x10 // 2020

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reconstructions #4
reconstructions #4

graphite on paper // 8x10 // 2020 // private collection

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reconstruction #1
reconstruction #1

graphite on paper // 8x10 // 2020 // private collection

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reconstructions #7
reconstructions #7

graphite on paper // 8x10 //2020

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reconstructions #2
reconstructions #2

graphite on paper // 8x10 // 2020 // private collection

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reconstructions #3
reconstructions #3

graphite on paper // 8x10 // 2020 // private collection

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reconstructions #5
reconstructions #5

graphite on paper // 8x10 // 2020 // private collection

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these colors (don't) run

repetition, woven, broken, remade, destroyed, cinema, sound, relief, ego, precipice

2021

past (tense)
past (tense)

graphite on paper // 9in x 12in // 2021

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the law don't reach that way
the law don't reach that way

graphite and collage on handmade paper // 3in x 5in // 2020

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untitled weaving
untitled weaving

paper weaving // 3"x 5" // 2021

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untitled weaving
untitled weaving

paper weaving // 3"x 5" // 2021

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untitled weaving
untitled weaving

paper weaving // 3"x 5" // 2021

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untitled weaving
untitled weaving

paper weaving // 3"x 5" // 2021

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outlaw
outlaw

collage and graphite on handmade paper // 3in x 5in // 2020

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CommonThreads
CommonThreads

common threads // 16x20in // graphite and acrylic on paper // 2021

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this is a doomsday
this is a doomsday

graphite and collage on handmade paper // 3in x 5in // 2020

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it only looks like a war story
it only looks like a war story

graphite and collage on handmade paper from military uniforms // 3in x 5in // 2020

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that's a relief
that's a relief

graphite, honey, collage and gunpowder on handmade paper // 3in x 5in // 2020

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paper soldiers (and other fragile things)

2016

hear no evil
hear no evil

graphite collage on painted canvas, 12in x 12in (2019)

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see no evil
see no evil

graphite collage on painted canvas, 12in x 12in (2019)

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speak no evil
speak no evil

graphite collage on painted canvas, 12in x 12in (2019)

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fragile things #1
fragile things #1

graphite on paper // 12x12 // 2015 // SOLD

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fragile things #3
fragile things #3

graphite on paper // 12x12 // 2015 // SOLD

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fragile things #2
fragile things #2

graphite on paper // 12x12 // 2015 // SOLD

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lost boys
lost boys

graphite on paper // 9x12 // 2015 // $150

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flag points
flag points

oil on canvas // 18x24 // 2016 // private collection

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ghosts 

2018

#1
#1

graphite on paper // 20x20 // 2017 // $250

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#2
#2

graphite on paper // 20x20 // 2018 // $250

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#3
#3

graphite on paper // 5"x5" // 2019 // $100

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#5
#5

graphite and woven paper // 12x12 // 2020 // $200

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#4
#4

graphite on paper // 5"x5" // 2019 // $100

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#5 (detail)
#5 (detail)
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