Gallery > Mushroom

The quiet relationships of things have always captured my eye. Walking in the woods witnessing the subtle circulation between light and shadow, tension and release, growth and decay, I found myself drawn to the charismatically alien form of a mushroom against the decomposing architecture of the tree. These forms in the act of exchange, a poetic juxtaposition of death and life simultaneously pursuing their own agenda quite apart from us.

How do I translate and make tangible the wonder and confusion of coming upon these transitory icons of nature? It is an experience that can’t be described with a gesture or in context. It is an experience that revels in the knurled notches of bark neighbouring the refined ripples of a fungus.

The act of making is a powerful way of understanding the intangible. A drawing’s ability to be finished and in process is as fragile as this subterranean relationship between fungus and tree. And as basic as it is, I find hope in that the most unassuming and modest things can still hold mystery and contentment for us.

charcoal drawing art paper botanical
Charcoal on Paper
16``x22``
charcoal drawing paper art botanical
Charcoal on Paper
17``x22``
charcoal drawing art paper botanical
Charcoal on Paper
15" x 22"
2013
charcoal drawing art
Charcoal on Paper
15" x 22"
2013
charcoal paper drawing botanical
Charcoal on Paper
18" x 14"
2013
charcoal drawing art
Charcoal on Paper
19" x 26"
2013
charcoal art drawing
Charcoal on Paper
21" x 28"
2013
drawing charcoal art
Charcoal on Paper
18" x 15"
2011
Negating Light
Charcoal on Paper
15" x 22"
2011
charcoal drawing art
Charcoal on Paper
15" x 22"
2011
charcoal drawing art
Charcoal on Paper
22" x 30"
2011
Hardened Poplar Colony
Charcoal on Paper
22" x 30"
2011
charcoal drawing art
Charcoal on Paper
30" x 22"
2011
Soft Colony on Burnt Wood
Charcoal on Paper
14" x 22"
2010
Polypore on Spruce
Charcoal on Paper
12" x 21"
2010
charcoal art drawing paper
Charcoal on Paper
22" x 30"
2011