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  • Untitled(1997), graphite & watercolor, 4' by 18', 2012

    As I gazed from the deck to the surface of what ought to have been a pristine ocean, I was confronted with the sight of plastic, as far as the eye could see. It seemed unbelievable, but I never found a clear spot. In the week it took to cross the subtropical high, no matter what time of day I looked, plastic debris was floating everywhere: bottles, bottle caps, wrappers, fragments. Oceanographer Charles J. Moore wrote these words soon after he made the discovery of what we now call the "pacific garbage patch." The idea that waste can be managed, controlled, hidden, and vanished from sight is an illusion. This illusion is exposed in its enormity by the forces of nature, in this case the oceanic currents of the North Pacific gyre. I draw what is close to me, what is beyond my physical reach, and what is from the realm of the imagined.

  • Untitled(1997) (detail)

    graphite & watercolor, 4' by 18', 2012

  • Untitled (1997) (detail)

    graphite & watercolor, 4' by 18', 2012

  • Untitled (1997) (detail)

    graphite & watercolor, 4' by 18', 2012

  • Untitled (1997) (detail)

    graphite & watercolor, 4' by 18', 2012

  • Untitled (1997) (detail)

    graphite & watercolor, 4' by 18', 2012

  • MFA Exhibition (installation overview)

    42nd Annual MFA Exhibit, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

  • Sunken Gong (series), graphite & watercolor, 22

    When recorded on a graph, whale songs appear as their own kind of musical score. Referring to these compositions and to the resonance of gongs, I began this drawing series as a way of sending out my own signal, sending out a song. A song, though, that falls apart or drops off before reaching its audience.

  • Sunken Gong (series)

    graphite & watercolor, 22" by 30", 2012

  • Sunken Gong (series)

    graphite & watercolor, 22" by 30", 2012

  • Sunken Gong (series)

    graphite, 22" by 40", 2012

  • MFA Exhibition (installation view)

  • Untitled (shells)

    graphite, 30" by 40", 2011

  • Shifting Shore

    graphite & watercolor, 30 by 40", 2012

  • Untitled

    graphite & watercolor, 30" by 40", 2011

  • Untitled

    graphite & watercolor, 40" by 30", 2011

  • Turtle Shell (series)

    graphite & watercolor, 40" by 30", 2011

  • Turtle Shell (series)

    graphite & watercolor, 40" by 30", 2011

  • Little Nemo (Another Dream)

    graphite & watercolor, 22 by 30", 2013.

  • Little Nemo (Another Dream)

    graphite & watercolor, 22 by 30", 2013.

  • Snakes

    graphite & watercolor, 30" by 40", 2011