Portfolio > Black and White

Dragon Bones
oil on shaped panel
27" x 12"
2007
Leap
acrylic on mylar
24" x 11"
2001
Double Enso
acrylic on mylar with nail
24" x 32"
1999
The Ace of Wings
acrylic on drafting mylar
16" x15"
2000
Coming
acrylic on drafting mylar
24" x 11"
2000
Kihon #2
acrylic on mylar
12" x 10"
2003
Distant Thunder
acrylic on mylar with nail
15" x 11"
2001
Summer Cloud
acrylic on mylar
10" x 8"
2001
Shelter
acrylic on mylar
7" x 8"
2001
Diving In
arylic on mylar
24" x 11"
2001
Going
acrylic on mylar
24" x 11"
2001
Emerging Dragon
acrylic on mylar
24" x 18"
2001
Hebrew Letter: qoph
Acrylic on mylar
24" x 18"
2001
Vision at Sea
acrylic on mylar
10" x 7"
2001
Waterfall
acrylic on mylar
24" x 11"
2001
Ephemeral Monument
acrylic and collage on mylar
18" x 40"
2000
Whirlwind
acrylic on mylar
20" x 11"
2001
Ephemeral Monument #2
acrylic on mylar
13" x 11"
2000

I love Chinese/Japanese calligraphy. I like the gestural clarity, the breath and bones of it, and the purity of the hand's dancing, recorded. The ink on paper captures a single moment in time; you can't second guess yourself, you just have to live with what you did. Normally I work very slowly and contemplatively, thinking and re-thinking every square inch of the painting, so doing this group of Zen-inspired brush drawings and blowing right through my own speed limits, was exhilerating.