WORKS ON PAPER > TREES BARK

Water Locust
Drawing on Graph Paper
22 x 23 3/4 inches
2022
Water Locust_DETAIL
Drawing on Graph Paper
22 x 23 3/4 inches
2022
Grape Vine Garrote
Drawing on Graph Paper
18 x 16 5/8 inches, unframed
2022
Tree That Ate the Bouncy Ball
Drawing on Graph Paper
21 ¾ x 18 7/8, unframed
2022
Tree That Ate the Bouncy Ball, detail
Drawing on Graph Paper
21 ¾ x 18 7/8, unframed
2022
Ice Cap
Drawing on Graph Paper
32 ¾ x 17 inches, unframed
2022
Ice Cap, detail
Drawing on Graph Paper
32 ¾ x 17 inches, unframed
2022
Kentucky Coffee Tree
Drawing on Graph Paper
33 x 17 inches, unframed
2022
Kentucky Coffee Tree, detail
Drawing on Graph Paper
33 x 17 inches, unframed
2022
Lichen
Drawing on Graph Paper
22 x 24 inches
2021
Lichen, DETAIL
Drawing on Graph Paper
22 x 24 inches
2021
Double Sunset
Drawing on Graph Paper
22 x 24 inches
2021
Double Sunset, DETAIL
Drawing on Graph Paper
22 x 24 inches
2021
Thru the Willow Oak
Drawing on Graph Paper
20 ½ x 23 3/8 inches
2021
Thru the Willow Oak, DETAIL
Drawing on Graph Paper
20 ½ x 23 3/8 inches
2021
Nautilus
Drawing on multiple sheets of graph paper
33 x 34 inches, unframed
2019
Nautilus, DETAIL
Drawing on multiple sheets of graph paper
33 x 34 inches, unframed
2019
Price on Request
Drawing on multiple sheets of graph paper
33 x 34 inches unframed
2019
Price on Request
Drawing on multiple sheets of graph paper
33 x 34 inches unframed
2019
Hophornbeam
Drawing on multiple sheets of graph paper
25 x 26.5 inches, unframed
2019
Hophornbeam, DETAIL
Drawing on multiple sheets of graph paper
25 x 26.5 inches, unframed
2019
Black Cherry
Drawing on various sheets of graph paper
33 x 34 inches, unframed
2018
Black Cherry DETAIL
Drawing on various sheets of graph paper
33 x 34 inches, unframed
2018
Ghost Tree (Sycamore)
Drawing on multiple sheets of graph paper
33 x 34 inches
2019
Ghost Tree (Sycamore)DETAIL
Drawing on multiple sheets of graph paper
33 x 34 inches
2019
Maple: Fig. O
Drawing on multiple sheets of graph paper
33 x 34 inches, unframed
2018
Maple: Fig. O -- DETAIL
Drawing on multiple sheets of graph paper
33 x 34 inches
2018
Maple: Fig. 8
Drawing on Graph Paper
25.5 x 44 inches unframed
2018
Maple: Fig. 8 -- DETAIL
Drawing on multiple sheets of graph paper
25 1/2 x 44 inches, Unframed
2018
Bound
Drawing on multiple sheets of graph paper
34 x 25 1/2 inches, unframed
2018
Bound-- DETAIL
Drawing on multiple sheets of graph paper
34 x 25 1/2 inches
2018
Veneer
Drawing on multiple sheets of graph paper
33 x 34 inches, unframed
2018
Veneer, DETAIL
Drawing on multiple sheets of graph paper
33 x 34 inches, unframed
2018
He Loves me Knot
Drawing on multiple sheets of graph paper
44 x 17 inches, Unframed
2018
He Loves me KnotDETAIL
Drawing on multiple sheets of graph paper
44 x 17 inches, Unframed
2018

I focus on present day environmental issues using historic drawing methods; primarily exploring the dichotomous forces of nature, from its staggering beauty to its extreme dangers. In 2009, we lost over 3000 trees in a Derecho, leaving massive visual and environmental scars. Seeing so many fallen and shredded trees increased my awareness of their height and weight. For several years, replicating their massive scale was a major factor of my work. “Revolving,” (46-feet-long) is a life-size, falling tree that cycles through the seasons of the year before returning to the earth. After spending years drawing large-scale trees and plants, my focus turned more detailed in a series of drawings on various kinds of graph paper. Using the circular format of “Revolving,” these works concentrate on the pattern and movement of the barks that protect and strengthen trees. My recent work embeds trees with the means to protect themselves against man, insects, and disease. (See “Vine Garrote” and “Kentucky Coffee Tree.”)