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I created the series, "Raw", in response to the essay "Empty and Full" by Franois Fheng (Translated by Michael H. Ko). (Translated by Michael H. Ko). Chinese aesthetic thought always envisions the beautiful in its relationship with the true. I'm thinking about the importance of choosing materials that achieve the results I want with the least amount of manipulation and are beautiful on their own. Raw canvas offers a warm backdrop that nods at the history of painting while ink can be directed but often goes it's own way when confronted by water and absorbent canvas creating transience and imperfection in contrast to an implied structure. Negative space is as important as mark making and the compositions are intentionally full and empty at once.

Salish Sea, Sand and Sky
Ink and acrylic on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
40"x 30"
2021
Eventide
40"x40"
2021
An Aggregation
Acrylic and ink
40"x 30"
2021
Blue Notes
Ink, oil and pastel
20"x16"
2021
Almost Summer
Ink, oil on raw canvas
40"x 30"
2021
Neither Here Nor There
Ink and spray paint on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
16x16
2021
Champagne Picnic
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
16" x 16"
2020
Good Karma
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
40"x 30"
2020
The Nature of Poetry
Ink and spray paint on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
40"x 30"
2020
$2000
Wildflowers in a Rose World
Ink and spray paint on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
40"x 30"
2020
$2000
Deception
Ink and spray paint on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
40"x 40" sold
2020
$2500
Just Be
30"x 30"
2020
$1900
Mostly Unseen
Ink and Pigment on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
16" x 16"
2020
$800
Passage
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
16" x 16"
2020
Star Struck
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
16" x 16"
2020
Sky's the Limit
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
20"x 16"
2020
Moon Illusion
16" x 16"
2020
Doors and Windows
Ink on Raw canvas stretched on cradled board
16" x 16"
2020
$600
sold
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
30"x 30"
2020
Accidental Thoughts
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
30"x 30"
2020
After All
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
30"x 30"
2020
Just Be
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
30"x 30"
2020
Lost and Found
Ink on stretched canvas
48"x 60"
2020
Postcard from Memory
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
30"x 30"
2020
Patina
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
30"x 30"
2020