Emerge: Drawings

Emerge: Drawings
2018-2019

Photographs of dense forests are countered by ethereal spare pencil drawings of plants requiring up close viewing to discern the delicate lines.  Color is pared all the way back solely to graphite and white gouache appears but once. It feels as if a distillation of sorts is happening. The images of an everyday weed become portrait-like and you must slow down to truly see the whole of the image and to be with this subtle likeness.  The drawings exist on frosted mylar which hints at breath or atmosphere. As they emerge from this transparent ground, we may be reminded of the plants ephemeral nature. To slow down your pace will allow you to absorb the stillness and intricacy offered in each image.

So come with me on a meandering walk through this forest.  Slow down, take in this space, be with this feeling of going inward to the quiet self and into this quiet mysterious land.

Emerge

day
into darkness
eyes adjust
damp earth
           air
           leaves
           skin
branches intertwined
leaves curl
step by step by step
walking
stopping
look here
        and here
and there
noticing
slowly breathe
slowly see
allowing
stillness
allowing
space
allowing
this quiet place
to enter you