Topographic lines are created by evaporation. The lines appear in response to the sculpted paper landscape. On a cyclical basis I add more pigment to flow over the “land”. Thus I do not “paint” my works so much as tend them the way one might tend a garden…I sculpt them, water them, nourish them; I harvest them.
diptychs are a result of observing what remained after the evaporation process. To capture this image I mated two sheets of paper to collect the residue of pigments that pooled in response to the sculpted paper. The resulting image looks somewhat like an x-ray, or a “spirit image” of the landscape. When placed side-by-side the viewer can compare physical form to the corresponding “immaterial” image.