Interior Survey poses landscape as emotional terrain. In it, I gathered imagery from various geographic moments in my life to reflect on issues of longevity, control, and privacy. I turn inward and pivot outward, wobbling at the intersection of the personal and the global.
In these works, I divulge detail through value and gesture while withholding the drawings’ locations in time, space and memory. Field, foliage, cloud, and creature. Ocean, ocean, ocean. Upon close examination, this recognizable imagery dissolves into individual marks. Canvas edges fray. Charcoal pages smudge. Rhythms develop: links between the works, catty cornered and parallel.
Disentangling the visual evidence, I ask myself these questions: What do we get to keep of our experiences, what does human intervention accomplish, what do we know of peace?
Interior Survey was exhibited at Carlson Tower Gallery, North Park University (Chicago, IL) in Fall 2022