Works on Paper Projects Exhibitions About Archive

Co-Memory/Useless the Flowers

Prosthetic Memories

Shiftland

Flashbulb Memories

SVP

The Gloaming
mixed media on paper
70
2012


Tender Remember (RIP Mike Kelley)
monotype, collagraph, and collage
18
2012


Covet
woodcut, monotype, India ink, collage
18" x 15"
2012


Above and Below (RIP Etta James)
collagraph, relief, and collage
18
2012


Stickies (RIP Steve Jobs)
monotype and collage
18
2012


Useless the Flowers
etching, collagraph, relief, chine colle, and collage
19" x 13"
2012


Standard Bearer
mixed media on paper
62" x 47"
2012


Contrapposto
collagraph and etching
19" x 13"
2012


In All its Glory and Occasional Nastiness (RIP Robert Hughes)
etching, silk collagraph, drypoint, blended flat
18
2013
Printed and published by Lake Effect Editions, Syracuse University


Addressing Clouds (RIP Thomas McEvilley)
silk collagraph, monotype, collage
18
2013


Ad Astra Per Aspera (RIP Sandy Chism)
mixed print and collage
18" x 15"
2013


Can one see the present? Or can we only see it in hindsight? Can the present stand watch over the past and walk into the future? What is passed on from this moment to the next? What is gone forever?

These works come out of a regular practice of honoring the past by forming it in an image, as a strategy of making visible again what has been lost.

Commemoration=remembering together. Co-memory. Aurora, Colorado; Steve Jobs; The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

"Useless the flowers" is a snippet of lyric from a song popularized by the Carter Family in the 1940's, but written as a hymn. The words function as a warning and a celebration: Give me the roses while I live, something to cheer me on; useless the flowers you may give, after the soul is gone.

Also see the exhibition Useless the Flowers.