2018–20 Transient Chaos

Since 2018 I've been painting water landscapes, focusing on multidirectional currents and their patterns of resolution. I am fascinated by what results when water has to move in opposing directions at the same time—conflict and chaos resolved in unity of motion. The paintings are made in the studio from memories of of tidal currents and surf patterns observed in many waterways: the Duwamish Waterway (Seattle), Surge Narrows (Vancouver Island), Ebey's Landing (Whidbey Island), Seabrook Island (South Carolina), Cape Cod (Massachusetts), and Oysterville (Washington). I also frequently sketch the rocky, glacial White River of Mt. Rainier. Water not only gives birth to, sustains, and dissolves life. It embodies the transient chaos that characterizes life.

  • Transient Chaos 6

    Transient Chaos 6

    Pigment-based ink and acrylic on paper

    Year
    2020
    Dimensions
    30" x 22" (WxH)
  • Transient Chaos 5

    Transient Chaos 5

    pigment ink, acrylic and oil crayon on paper

    Year
    2020
    Dimensions
    22" x 30" (WxH)
  • Transient Chaos 4

    Transient Chaos 4

    Pigment-based ink and acrylic on paper

    Year
    2020
    Dimensions
    30" x 22" (WxH)
  • Transient Chaos 3

    Transient Chaos 3

    Pigment-based ink, acrylic, graphite, flashe paint, oil crayon on paper

    Year
    2020
    Dimensions
    22" x 30" (WxH)
  • Transient Chaos 2

    Transient Chaos 2

    Pigment-based ink, acrylic, graphite on paper

    Year
    2020
    Dimensions
    30" x 22" (WxH)
  • Transient Chaos 1

    Transient Chaos 1

    Pigment-based ink, acrylic, graphite on paper

    Year
    2020
    Dimensions
    30" x 22" (WxH)
  • Duwamish Change of Tide

    Duwamish Change of Tide

    Ink on paper

    Year
    2020
    Dimensions
    22" x 30" (WxH)
  • Currents 1

    Currents 1

    Ink on paper

    Year
    2019
    Dimensions
    30" x 22" (WxH)
  • Tidal Surge

    Tidal Surge

    Ink on paper

    Year
    2019
    Dimensions
    30" x 22" (WxH)
  • Blue Currents

    Blue Currents

    Ink on paper

    Year
    2019
    Dimensions
    30" x 22" (WxH)
  • Cross Currents

    Cross Currents

    Ink on paper

    Year
    2019
    Dimensions
    32" x 23" (WxH)
  • Black & Blue

    Black & Blue

    Ink on paper


    Year
    2019
    Dimensions
    30" x 22" (WxH)
  • Tidal Surge 2

    Tidal Surge 2

    Ink on paper

    Year
    2019
    Dimensions
    30" x 22" (WxH)
  • Surf

    Surf

    SOLD
    Ink on paper

    Year
    2019
    Dimensions
    22" x 30" (WxH)
  • Cross Currents 2

    Cross Currents 2

    Ink on paper

    Year
    2019
    Dimensions
    30" x 22" (WxH)
  • Dark Currents

    Dark Currents

    Pigment-based ink and acrylic on paper

    Year
    2019
    Dimensions
    30" x 22" (WxH)
  • Storm Currents

    Storm Currents

    Ink on paper

    Year
    2019
    Dimensions
    32" x 23" (WxH)
  • Beach Motion 1

    Beach Motion 1

    Ink on paper

    Year
    2019
    Dimensions
    30" x 22" (WxH)
  • Beach Motion 2

    Beach Motion 2

    Ink on paper

    Year
    2019
    Dimensions
    30" x 22" (WxH)
  • Beach Motion 3

    Beach Motion 3

    Pigment-based ink and acrylic on paper

    Year
    2019
    Dimensions
    30" x 22" (WxH)
  • Duwamish Currents 1

    Duwamish Currents 1

    Ink on paper

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    15" x 11" (WxH)
  • Duwamish Currents 2

    Duwamish Currents 2

    Ink on paper

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    15" x 11" (WxH)
  • Receding Surf

    Receding Surf

    Ink on paper

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    15" x 11" (WxH)
  • Duwamish Currents 3

    Duwamish Currents 3

    Ink on paper

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    15" x 11" (WxH)
  • Tidal Pool

    Tidal Pool

    Ink on paper

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    15" x 11" (WxH)
  • Rolling Surf

    Rolling Surf

    Ink on paper

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    11" x 15" (WxH)
  • Receding Tide

    Receding Tide

    Ink on paper

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    11" x 15" (WxH)
  • Tidal Pool 2

    Tidal Pool 2

    Ink on paper

    Year
    2018
    Dimensions
    11" x 15" (WxH)
  • Water Tryptich 1

    Water Tryptich 1

    Mixed media on paper mounted on hinged wood panels

    Year
    2019
    Dimensions
    30" x 10" (WxH)
  • Water Triptych 2

    Water Triptych 2

    Mixed media on paper mounted on hinged wood panels

    Year
    2019
    Dimensions
    30" x 10" (WxH)