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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.

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
Roses and Daisies
Ink and spray paint on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
40"x 30"
2020
$2000
A Home Song
Ink and spray paint on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
40"x 40"
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
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
Reign, Rein, Rain
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