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I am interested in places of seepage (between language, bodies, and relationships) from a physical and psychological position. The drawings and related work offer glimpses into the body’s animal nature of messiness, malleability, fluidity and inexactness. I like the places of contradiction that drawing offers in this investigation. Drawing is utilitarian yet intimate; physical and delicate. I like the idea that drawing encompasses possibilities that are not limited to or by specific materials. In other words, there is a conceptual openness in how a mark can be imagined. In this way, drawing itself mimics the idea of seepage. I want to make art that considers the distinction of this blur, this seepage. How can I alter the body in the process of its connections to other things? What are animal capacities, desires, or powers? To become animal is to be drawn into a zone of action or passion—that is to exist as animal by learning new emotional habits and responses. I use the work as places of imagined commentary on the difference and multiplicity of the body and on questions of skin, language, and place.

Bruise II
colored pencil on paper
22" x 30"
2008
Bruise
colored pencil on paper
22" x 30"
2008
Relationship Between Black and Blue
graphite on paper
22" x 30"
2011
Egg Series (bite)
graphite on paper
2004
Pressed Flesh
graphite on paper
22" x 30"
2009
Library Tracings
graphite on paper
22" x 30"
2011
Psychology of a Family
graphite on paper
30" x 20"
2011
Morphing Series (Tongue/Ear)
graphite on paper
20" x 20"
2008
Morphing Series (thumb/paw)
graphite on paper
20" x 20"
2008
Haptic Hound
24" x 17"
2006
Egg Series
graphite on plaster
2004
Egg Series
graphite on plaster
2004
Egg Series
graphite on plaster
2004
Egg Series
graphite on plaster
2004
Egg Series (Body Without Organs)
graphite on plaster
2004
Maternal Genealogy
graphite on paper
72" x 45"
2004
Inchoate #2
graphite on paper
12" x 12"
2010
Inchoate #1
graphite on paper
12" x 12"
2010
Love Letter
stacked paper with hole
2009
Remains
graphite, wood, and fabric
2009
Digestion Series #3
graphite and color pencil on paper
20" x 20"
2008
Digestion Series #2
graphite and color pencil on paper
20" x 20"
2008
Digestion Series #1
graphite and color pencil on paper
20" x 20"
2008
Morphing Series (Tongue/Tail)
graphite on paper
22" x 30"
2008
Marking Series #4
graphite and watercolor on clayboard
2009
Marking Series #3
graphite and watercolor on clayboard
2009
Marking Series #2
graphite and watercolor on clayboard
2009
Marking Series #1
graphite and watercolor on clayboard
2009
Art Forum Clouds
lifted color from periodical
2010
Repose Series (Minnie)
graphite and colored pencil on paper
2011
Repose Series (Minnie)
graphite and colored pencil on paper
2011
Repose Series (Harley and Olympia)
graphite and colored pencil on paper
10" x 10"
2011
Pressed Flesh
graphite on paper
22" x 30"
2010
Amygdala Series
graphite on stacked paper
10" x 15"
2009
Amygdala Series
graphite on stacked paper
10" x 15"
2009
Peep Hole # 1
graphite on clayboard
20" x 20"
2007
2011