Solo Exhibit Proposals > Suggestions of Gravity

Suggestions of Gravity is a multidisciplinary exhibit of found-object sculptures, abstract drawings and land art documentation, all inspired by immersions in the Midwest landscape.

The sculptures combine weathered natural and manufactured objects in the search for visual harmony arising from advanced material decay. Although I intend these works to be beautiful, I also mean to comment on the larger relationship between contemporary culture and nature.

The land art work takes place outdoors, existing for just a few moments or developing over many years. Objects, photos and videos of the work become artifacts from the event while the landscape continues to evolve. The collaboration with natural forces results in ever-changing artwork that lives on by itself with my manipulation as an element in its composition.

The drawings include archetypal graphic motifs, abstract images based on routes of daily travel, and visual expressions of energy. While some of these works refer directly to the landscape, others are symbolic of the search for universal patterns and truths.

Works in Suggestions of Gravity are related to each other by the use of weathered materials, by two- and three-dimensional linear elements, and by interactions with the Midwest landscape. The work reflects patterns and forms in nature without denying the presence of humanity while evoking memories of specific places.

I propose to exhibit these works together in a large space and can easily provide over fifty total pieces, including several videos. I would consider showing one or more of these bodies of work separately (see additional proposals). I would also be happy to show with additional artists if that would fit better with your programming.

Please let me know of any questions or additional information you may need. Thank you for your consideration of my work.

Across the Meridian
Bone, metal, wood, plastic, circuit boards
24"h x 26"w x 6"d
Spring Equinox with Snow
Wood, metal, string, fabric, rubber, sticks
16"h x 18"w x 7"d
Wood, antler, metal, fabric
20"h x 11"w x 9"d
Tipping Points
Rope, shellac, wood, hardware
24-38"h (varies) x 12"w x 11"d
In Dreaming
Wood, lead, hardware
20"h x 7"w x 9"d
Truth of Summer
Wood, stone, metal, rope
19h x 57w x 23d
This Is Not a Garden- Brush, Build, Burn, Bloom
Photo documentation of ecological restoration land art- buckthorn, brush pile, drip torch fuel, plants, sun, precipitation, wildlife
1.5 acres
Bur Oak on Canvas- Autumn Equinox
Canvas, tree, sunlight, wind, hardware, rope, wood
7'h x 12'w (not including the tree)
Fire Spiral
Rope, fire
1 min 08 sec video
Wishbone, EPDM rubber, grease pencil, wood, chair, hardware
84"h x 60"w x 60"d
I Did Not Know Marissa
Oil pastel, colored pencil, EPDM rubber
52"h x 52"w
Contingency Plan
Oil pastel and grease pencil on EPDM rubber with nails
24.5"h x 13"w
Streambank Folktale
Grease pencil, EPDM rubber, rope, paint
22"h x 19"w x 2"d
Tangle Eye
Charcoal on paper
5.5"h x 8.5"w
Latex house paint and pastel on paper
12"h x 12"w
Acrylic, grease pencil, pastel on paper
16x12 framed
Latex house paint on paper
15"h x 15"w
Tree Shadow
Charcoal on paper
18"h x 24"w
Horizon Stitch
Charcoal on paper
5.5"h x 8.5"w
Charcoal on paper
18"h x 24"w