Solo Exhibit Proposals > Depth of Field

Depth of Field is a multidisciplinary exhibit of found-object sculptures, drawings, paintings, video 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.

The paintings are saturations of yellow that seem like an allowance of positivity, and like walking through prairies full of summer flowers humming with insects in the breeze. These works layer textures and colors over each other until a surface of bright, warm yellow is created to represent clarity, happiness and light, built on layers of deep experience.

Works in Depth of Field are related to each other by the use of weathered materials, two- and three-dimensional linear elements and color, and 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.

Five Situations
String, nails, rubber balls
5 x 4 x 4 each
Pitch Change
Willow, rope
135h x 56w x 56d
Thicket
Charcoal on paper
18 x 24
Route
Latex paint, grease pencil and pastel on paper
12 x 9
Ancestral Luminosity #8
Acrylic on panel
24 x 38
Northwest Ohio- Corn Field West of Twp. Rd. 191
Wood, metal, glass, corn, paper, stone, wasp nest, hardware, text ("north south east west happy sad")
11"h x 47"w x 3"d
Hindsight
Epdm rubber, pastel, fabric, nails
18.5h x 21w x .5d
Route
Latex paint, grease pencil and pastel on paper
24 x 18
Nebula
Latex house paint and pastel on paper
12 x 12
A Clearly Defined Season
grease pencil, epdm rubber, fabric, metal
26 x 16.5 x 1
Yesterday Again-- Woke Weeping from a Dream
Metal, wood, string, paint, rubber, plastic bobber, stick, wishbone, fabric, grease pencil, shellac
35h x 12w x 7d
Midday Memory
Acrylic on panel
24 x 32
Route- Nov 10
Latex paint, grease pencil and pastel on paper
12 x 9
Tree Shadow
Charcoal on paper
18 x 24
Shifting Baseline Theory
Acrylic on panel
53.5 x 90
Tipping Points
rope, shellac, wood, hardware
24"h x 12"w x 11"d
Tangle Eye
Charcoal on paper
5 x 7
Imaginary in All Directions
EPDM rubber, grease pencil, oil pastel, feather, metal, plastic, fabric, acrylic
38 x 20.5 x 4
This Is Not a Garden
Photo documentation of ecological restoration land art