Graphite and charcoal on paper
51″ x 105″
I make work that evokes a sense of anxiety within the landscape. The cold abandoned empty pool image functions as a metaphor for containment, control of the landscape, and the void, both in a material and psychological sense. The image is about the emptiness, the space between the viewer and the far landscape, the void between the place where one stands and the edge of the chasm. The imagery and the scale provoke a sense of deadness and emptiness, as well as enclosure and entrapment. The viewer, abandoned in the center of the image, must attempt to exit.