Size: 44" x 136"
Medium: Charcoal, graphite, oil, acrylic, string on canvas
Year: 2016

A completed charcoal drawing on canvas serves as a dynamic director of the image and is a major component of the final surface. Transparent layers of acrylic and oil let the charcoal breathe through. Paint, string, and line work build a grid structure, providing a framework for the depiction of water molecules crystallizing and dissipating, metaphorically speaking to the rhythm and cycles that underpin a seemingly chaotic or turbulent atmosphere. The scale and breadth of the painting work with distance while a varied and textured surface draws the eye, rewarding the viewer who comes close.