Ink Wash

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Stirred, ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 2017. Click link to inquire.

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ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 2017. Private collection.

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Hindsight, ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 2016. Click link to inquire.

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Midnight, ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 2016. Click link to inquire.

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Madamem ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 2016. Click link to inquire.

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Ignite, ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 2016. Click link to inquire.

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Vulture, ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 2016. Click link to inquire.

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Cloud, ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 2016. Click link to inquire.

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Perspective, ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 2015. Private collection.

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Thoughts Held Dear, ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 2016. Private collection.

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Fierce, ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 2015. Click link to inquire.

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Envision, ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 2015. Click link to inquire.

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Drift, ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 2015. Private collection.

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Daytime Wander, ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 2015. Click link to inquire.

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Centered, ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 2015. Private collection.

Unwind

Unwind, ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 2014. Private collection.

Life & Light

Life & Light, ink on paper, 9 x 12 inches, 2013. Private collection.

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Collected, ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 2015. Click link to inquire.

Spring

Spring, ink on paper, 9 x 12 inches, 2013. Click link to inquire.

Afloat

Afloat, ink on paper, 8 x 10 inches, 2009. Artist's collection.

Blink

Blink, ink on paper, 8 x 10 inches, 2009. Artist's collection.

Beastly Bloom

Beastly Bloom, ink on paper, 8 x 10 inches, 2009. Artist's collection.

Beast

Beast, ink on paper, 24 x 18 inches, 2010. Click link to inquire.

Tap

Tap, ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 2013. Click link to inquire.

SightAndMind

Sight & Mind, ink on paper, 9 x 12 inches, 2013. Click link to inquire.

Awareness

Awareness, ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 2010. Click link to inquire.

About the Ink Wash Series

Varying washes of black ink blend, dab, and spill across white paper to capture the human form in a dynamic abstracted emotional space. In these psychological landscapes, wispy thoughts spring forth into organic gardens of thought. Pure instinct smolders up from the pit of the stomach as rigid claws and teeth. A mind becomes calm, meditative, in a sea of soft waves.  

 

My creative process is meditative, starting with a simple concept or facial expression. The ink allows a fluid balance between physical facial contours and expressions of inner thought or emotion that bloom forth from the figure. I find this a similar concept to the way we, as humans, experience life on both a physical as well as emotional level.

My aim is to let the viewer discover their own emotional response to the work through this convergence of the figure and the flow of ink on paper.