Memory and Imagination

--paintings and drawings made from memory and imagination.
Since 2015 I have made many drawings and paintings that have no immediate, external reference. Instead, these images emerge in a stream of consciousness fashion from my memory and imagination as I draw in a flow state. I usually use a sharpie, brush pen, or sumi ink to make drawings, as the fluidity and fastness of these tools mirrors the rapidity of thought involved in grasping remembered or dreamed images and actions. I draw on cheap paper, though I have used primed linen, chiffon, glass, and unstretched canvas. I use thinned oil paint on slick primed surfaces to make paintings with similar quickness.
As they accumulate, these images form a disjointed narrative with no clear beginning or end. Characters and locales recur. Beach scenes and ominous interiors are common motifs, as are infantalized women in porn scenarios, strip clubs and yoga studios.

alcoholic bedroom

alcoholic bedroom ink on chiffon, 2"x3" 2017.

lagoon

lagoon oil on paper, 10"x13" 2016.

cam

cam pen on paper, 11"x17" 2016.

bed

bed ink on chiffon, 3"x2", irregular, 2019.



Dad on a Boat View Large File

Dad on a Boat ink and glue on chiffon, 60"x14" (irregular), 2017.

Ghost in Bedroom

Ghost in Bedroom ink and glue on chiffon, 18"x12" (irregular), 2017.

Mother

Mother ink and glue on chiffon, 24"x16" (irregular), 2017.

New Apartment View Large File

New Apartment ink and glue on chiffon, 36"x24" (irregular), 2017.

Rape
View Large File

Rape ink and glue on chiffon, 18"x26" (irregular), 2017.

Family Portrait

Family Portrait ink and gesso on chiffon, 5.5"x3.5" (irregular), 2017.



Pregnant Sex

Pregnant Sex ink on canvas, 3.5"x4", 2017.

Marauder

marauder ink and gesso on chiffon and glass, 3"x2" (irregular), 2017.

sheriff

sheriff ink and gesso on chiffon, 6"x5" (irregular), 2017.

showing

showing ink and gesso on chiffon and glass, 6"x5" (irregular), 2017.

sisters of the stage

sisters of the stage ink and gesso on chiffon and glass, 4"x2.5" (irregular), 2017.

the joyful exhibitionist

the joyful exhibitionist ink and gesso on chiffon and glass, 6"x5" (irregular), 2017.

Third Leg

Third Leg ink and glue on chiffon, 3"x2" (irregular), 2017.

to profile

to profile ink and gesso on chiffon, 1"x2" (irregular), 2017.

crying

Crying ink and glue on chiffon, 3"x3" (irregular), 2017.

Scream

Scream ink and glue on chiffon, 2"x2" (irregular), 2017.

winter chase

winter chase ink and glue on chiffon, 2"x3" (irregular), 2017.

The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer ink on paper, 9"x12", 2017.

dreamscape

dreamscape sharpie on paper, 8.5"x11", 2017.

dreamscape 2

dreamscape 2 sharpie on paper, 8.5"x11", 2017.

Einstein

Einstein ink on paper, 9"x12", 2017.

Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch sharpie on paper, 9"x12", 2017.

neighborhood romance

neighborhood romance sharpie on paper, 8.5"x11", 2017.

neighborhood romance 2

neighborhood romance 2 sharpie on paper, 8.5"x11", 2017.

thanksgiving

thanksgiving sharpie on paper, 8.5"x11", 2017.

stalker

stalker sharpie on paper, 8.5"x11", 2017.

werewolf story

werewolf story sharpie on paper, 8.5"x11", 2017.

bedroom window

bedroom window sharpie on paper, 11"x17", 2016.

kiss

kiss sharpie on paper, 11"x17", 2016.

lunch

lunch sharpie on paper, 11"x17", 2016.

obsessed with sex

obsessed with sex sharpie on paper, 11"x17", 2016.

opening

opening sharpie on paper, 11"x17", 2016.

playing my piano

playing my piano sharpie on paper, 11"x17", 2016.

portrait gallery

portrait gallery sharpie on paper, 11"x17", 2016.

studio gallery bedroom

studio gallery bedroom sharpie on paper, 11"x17", 2016.