I am so pleased to be selected by juror, Gallerist Aron Packer, for the upcoming Rockford Midwestern Biennial 2018.
Is Spontaneous Combustion Real? captures both natural and abstract elements as they wind their way across the page. Etching with an X-ACTO knife into boards covered in clay and India ink, I never know how my art is going to evolve until the end. How do I know when it is done? If there is enough push and pull between the lines, if there is a place to draw in someone's eye and then another that allows the eye to breathe, if all of the elements talk to each other; then I am done. Editing, knowing when not to add something, is equally as important developing the lines. Subtle textures are created by painting with black inks and paints at the end of the process. (Size: 16.5" x 19.5")
Looking forward to having my art at Rockford Art Museum from June 8th to September 30th, 2018.