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Cortex III
       
     
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Axioma III
       
     
Axioma XIII
       
     
Axioma XI
       
     
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Axioma X
       
     
Axioma XIV
       
     
Axioma IX
       
     
Axioma IV
       
     
Axioma I
       
     
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Axioma VIII
       
     
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Axioma XII
       
     
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Axioma V
       
     
Axioma VI
       
     
Axioma VII
       
     
Detail of Axioma VII
       
     
Cadence I
       
     
Detail of Cadence I
       
     
Cadence II
       
     
Cadence III
       
     
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Installation view of "resonance"

All works are 12x12 inches mixed media on wood panel utilizing acid mine drainage pigments (AMD pigments) completed in 2014.

In physics, "resonance is the tendency of a system to oscillate with greater amplitude at some frequencies than at others."  We observe natural systems in action and see that they are irregular; their structures form under the influence of natural law without conscious ideas of what they will become.  Systems like these occur at macro and micro levels in nature and it is we as humans who seek understanding; the laws of physics that determine the flow of great river deltas also affect the patterns we observe in leaves and tree bark, and even inert water with some added pigments can flow and set into beautiful imagery reflective of these natural phenomena.  We have collected heavy metals from Southern Ohio streams effected by acid mine drainage and through research we have developed techniques of transforming those into usable pigments.  Water is vital in the systems we study and our processes of understanding, representing, and protecting them; the work I am creating is meant to explore the mystifying connection between the many natural systems that water has made possible.

Philosophically the microcosm of personal experience corresponds to the macrocosm of the real world.  The malpractice of ignoring the whole which we are parts of has led humans to a present where pollution threatens our natural environment and our cultural morality.  Industry has become the combustion engine of human history, expending non-renewable resources to simply move us farther and farther from the waste we leave behind.

But I am hopeful. Each opportunity to show my work to the public has resulted in positive dialogue. In renewed interest in actively taking charge of our future. We have the knowledge and technology currently to solve the vast majority of the major environmental issues currently threatening our existence. I have learned, and continue to learn, from everyone I encounter and their passion and support spur me to further action.

Cortex I
       
     
Cortex I

12x12 inches Mixed Media (including AMD pigments) on wood panel 2014

Detail of Cortex I
       
     
Detail of Cortex I
Cortex II
       
     
Cortex II

12x12 inches Mixed Media (including AMD pigments) on wood panel 2014

Detail of Cortex II
       
     
Detail of Cortex II
Cortex III
       
     
Cortex III

12x12 inches Mixed Media (including AMD pigments) on wood panel 2014

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Detail of Cortex III
Axioma III
       
     
Axioma III

12x12 inches Mixed Media (including AMD pigments) on wood panel 2014

Axioma XIII
       
     
Axioma XIII

12x12 inches Mixed Media (including AMD pigments) on wood panel 2014

Axioma XI
       
     
Axioma XI

12x12 inches Mixed Media (including AMD pigments) on wood panel 2014

Axioma II
       
     
Axioma II

12x12 inches Mixed Media (including AMD pigments) on wood panel 2014

Axioma X
       
     
Axioma X

12x12 inches Mixed Media (including AMD pigments) on wood panel 2014

Axioma XIV
       
     
Axioma XIV

12x12 inches Mixed Media (including AMD pigments) on wood panel 2014

Axioma IX
       
     
Axioma IX

12x12 inches Mixed Media (including AMD pigments) on wood panel 2014

Axioma IV
       
     
Axioma IV

12x12 inches Mixed Media (including AMD pigments) on wood panel 2014

Axioma I
       
     
Axioma I

12x12 inches Mixed Media (including AMD pigments) on wood panel 2014

Detail of Axioma I
       
     
Detail of Axioma I
Axioma VIII
       
     
Axioma VIII

12x12 inches Mixed Media (including AMD pigments) on wood panel 2014

Side view of Axioma VIII
       
     
Side view of Axioma VIII
Axioma XII
       
     
Axioma XII

12x12 inches Mixed Media (including AMD pigments) on wood panel 2014

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Detail of Axioma XII
Axioma V
       
     
Axioma V

12x12 inches Mixed Media (including AMD pigments) on wood panel 2014

Axioma VI
       
     
Axioma VI

12x12 inches Mixed Media (including AMD pigments) on wood panel 2014

Axioma VII
       
     
Axioma VII

12x12 inches Mixed Media (including AMD pigments) on wood panel 2014

Detail of Axioma VII
       
     
Detail of Axioma VII
Cadence I
       
     
Cadence I

12x12 inches Mixed Media (including AMD pigments) on wood panel 2014

Detail of Cadence I
       
     
Detail of Cadence I
Cadence II
       
     
Cadence II

12x12 inches Mixed Media (including AMD pigments) on wood panel 2014

Cadence III
       
     
Cadence III

12x12 inches Mixed Media (including AMD pigments) on wood panel 2014