Mixed media, 2018
Palm, partial (detail)
i continue fascinated with the process of fingerprinting; pulling information out of invisibility with powdered pigment, brush, and tape. the way that fingerprints function as evidence, as a means of constructing narrative. the unidentified subject touched this. here. and here. the ways in which the information is partial, incomplete, the ways in which fingerprints stand in for identity.
all images: powdered graphite and tape on paper, 2017
On October 31, 1589, Peter Stubbe was executed by breaking on the wheel for the crime of Lycanthropy. According to a 1590 pamphlet published in London, Stubbe was guilty of cannibalism, murder, and the terrifying/delightful crime of ‘werewolfery.’
I’m thinking lately about chimerism, the thin barriers between the human/the animal, and the fine line of normativity that holds hunger at bay in the face of a barely-suppressed ferality.
Uptown Underground, 1.20.17
Ongoing series, 2015 to present. Graphite and charcoal on paper.
Unless noted, all are after master painters’ self portraits.
Brunelleschi, after Pampaloni
Caravaggio, after Leoni
Dante, after Botticelli
2006: Powdered graphite on paper
2016: Charcoal on paper
2019: Charcoal on paper (instructor demonstration for Drawing I)