Intensity of Silence 2022
The ordinary yet delicate nature of my drawing materials underscore the unsettling images and
important ideas they describe. Flour, ash, graphite and chalk mix into fragile dusty surfaces that
show the trace elements we leave behind when subject to catastrophe, or displacement, the
initial moment as things begin to move or take flight: crashing waves, smoke and ash…My
images have two significant threads: the consequence of identity, its’ location, and the way
memory and history are forged from everyday moments.
The evanescence of all that is, has been a theme in my work for twenty years and is now
entwined with current events.
The fleeting nature of my powder media, one brush against the paper and the image I draw
with only one fingertip, vanishes. We are reminded how quickly the lessons of history can be