Nature embeds a record of time in all her creations. Seeking to learn from nature, I investigate methods to create a heightened experience of time's passage in drawing and painting. I alternate and partially superimpose paint and pencil marks, or cut across wet paint with wood blocks, experimenting with nature’s ways of recording time – including the geologic principles of younger-over-older and younger-cuts-older – to fix a visible record of time’s passage into the artwork.
I explore relative time, absolute time, motion history, and language, in particular the ordering of text in time rather than space, and the use of time to integrate text and image in an organic way. Each work offers its own visual biography, revealing how it came to be the way it is. Subject matter includes the blessing and heartache of caring for a loved one living with dementia.
The minimum number of visible time intervals above support (VTI) is listed as a dimension for each work. (See Primer, Chapters 1-5, for examples and description of methods.)
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