These works represent several of many fire-inspired images I have created in the last decade. Fire, as an entity, is impossible to confine without extinguishing it. Fire is dangerous; it is an elemental, savage force. I have spent years trying to capture it without destroying the energy of the very thing I have pursued. Imagining flames was the catalyst for several of these pieces.
These available works are paintings on heavy (300 lb) archival Arches or Rives paper. Images are 16x20-inches in size on either 19x25 or 22x30-inch (56 x 76 cm) stock.
All are assemblages of paint & ink, sometimes combining etchings, watercolor, drawings, photos & pencil using a Chine-collé. Several use a French stencil technique called pochoir. The images often include, as a process, application of paint or ink into the image using multiple passes through a large Dutch PolyMetaal etching press.