Portfolio > Mapping the Unknown

This recent body of work was developed during a two-month artist residency at nes in Skagastrond, Iceland during April and May 2017.

The paintings and drawings utilize aspects of the Icelandic landscape/geology to explore loss and regeneration. I was interested in the movement of North American and Eurasian tectonic plates and the topography of the Mid-Atlantic ridge. I synthesized these references with lines from an electrocardiogram to suggest what is visible and what is hidden below the surface.

Additional work in mixed media combined medical prescriptions with imagery derived from medical equipment and indigenous Icelandic sea life.

Collection of Joe Wheat
water based oil on wood
8 x 8"
2017
Collection of Fonda Portales
water based oil on wood
8 x 8"
2017
Collection of Bruce Ballenger and karen Kelly
water based oil on wood
8 x 8"
2017
Upheaval: Diagram 4
water based oil on wood
8x8
2017
$900
Upheaval: Diagram 5
water based oil on wood
8 x 8"
2017
$900
Upheaval: Diagram 6
water based oil on wood
12 x 12"
2017
$1000
Divide
water based oil on wood
8 x 8"
2017
$900
Adrift
water based oil on wood
8 x 8"
2017
$900
Mirage
water based oil on wood
8 x 8"
2017
$900
Embrace
water based oil on wood
8 x 8"
2017
$900
Night Vision
water based oil on wood
8 x 8"
2017
$900
Further Explorations 1
water based oil on wood
12 x 12"
2017
$1000
Further Explorations 2
water based oil on wood
12 x 12
2017
$1000
Further Explorations 3
water based oil on wood
12 x 12
2017
$1000
Further Explorations 4
water based oil on wood
12 x 12"
2017
$1000
Further Explorations 5
water based oil on wood
12 x 12"
2017
$1000
Notes and Observations
mixed media on paper
5 x 5"
2017
$350
Notes and Observations
mixed media on paper
5 x 5"
2017
$350
Notes and Observations
mixed media on paper
5 x 5"
2017
$350
Notes and Observations
mixed media on paper
5 x 5"
2017
$350
Notes and Observations
mixed media on paper
5 x 5"
2017
$350
Notes and Observations
mixed media on paper
5 x 5"
2017
$350
Notes and Observations
mixed media
5 x 5"
2017
$350
New work in the studio
water based oil on wood
10 x 10
2017