These works are imagined water forms, constructed through the build up of layers and the application of rules. They reimagine seascapes as liminal spaces, as places void of external environmental factors, such as sky and sand, and are a minimalistic approach to the landscape. Through them, I investigate ideas of balance, dreams, memory, and the tension between stillness and movement.
A commonality amongst these works is the use of layering, whether through the build-up of multiple drawings as in the case of the vellum drawings, or in the layering of rules, as in the single circle drawings. The layers become a metaphor for time, memory, emotion, and dreams through the sense of distance and space created within each piece. The vellum acts as a veil or fog between the layers, softening the lines to create a sense of depth, or of various currents moving together. The use of the circle within these pieces symbolizes the idea of wholeness, or of the cyclical movement central to life and ever present in the motions of water.
In this way, I see these pieces as a reflection of my own internal tides and emotions. These suspended places are stillness within movement, an attempt to organize nature in order to make sense of my own internal changes and tensions. With them I hope to find stillness and a moment of calm within a constantly changing world.