These ink drawings on watercolor paper started as an at-home and nomadic practice for days I couldn't get into the studio. The title is in reference to the Spring and Fall Equinox when the sun crosses the celestial equator, and day and night are of approximately equal length (around September 22 and March 20). Equal parts night and day, lightness and darkness, these drawings carry that energy of change.
Equinox No. 1-18 (2021) ink on watercolor paper, 12" x 12" and 8” x 8” each
While on residency in Venice, Italy in June of 2017, I produced rubbings of the streets of Venice adjacent to canals that typically flood three months out of the year. The result became a print or an index of condensed time, much like the city of Venice itself. Thousands of years of water erosion carefully carved these delicate patterns. As sea levels rise, we may not be able to take dry records like these in 30 years.
Index of Venice (2017) graphite on paper, 37” x 27” x 1.5” each
Currently on view at NIDO Living, 2233 Alameda Street, San Francisco