Creature studies, 2012
During a rain and wind storm that swept through and left much of the Hudson valley without electricity, I decided to stay and make drawings at night under candle light.
These drawings were part of the group show, ‘Collapse’, curated by Adrienne Callander.
Samskara Disrupt, 2009-2010
These are large pieces, between three and six feet, on paper. They were made in my studio in north Williamsburg. I was reading about Vedanta philosophy and was struck by the idea of Samskara, which in Hindu philosophy means “mental impression, recollection, or psychological imprint”. It was explained to me as a sort of repetitive groove in our neural pathways and habits. These pieces were made out of a desire to disrupt the Samskara of war.