Joyous Dispersion

2019-ongoing :   This recent series began with research into the I Ching, The Book of Changes – an ancient Chinese divination text. The sixty-four hexagrams from the text represent transitional stages between heaven and earth, reflecting how movement from one phenomenon to another is continually taking place in the physical world. The series began with two I Ching figures representing the concepts of joy and dispersion. These and all other states of being described in the I Ching are imagined to be composed of contradicting forces in permanent flux. 

Using a stable composition based on the hexagrams of the I Ching, and pairing these with various destabilizing visual elements, these paintings seek to evoke an experience of change and complexity. 

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Burst

beeswax, pigment, wood panel, 48” x 48”, 2021

Robust Pleasure

beeswax, pigment, wood panel, 36” x 36”, 2019

Mycorrhizal Talk

beeswax, pigment, wood panel, 48” x 48”, 2020

Yielding Portal

beeswax, pigment, wood panel, 48” x 48”, 2021

Surge

beeswax, pigment, wood panel, 48” x 48”, 2021

Becoming

beeswax, pigment, wood panel, 48” x 48”, 2021

Joyous Lake

beeswax, pigment, wood panel, 48” x 48”, 2019

Anticipatory Crouching

beeswax, pigment, wood panel, 36” x 36”, 2019

Miniature Weightiness

beeswax, pigment, wood panel, 36” x 36”, 2019

Reappearance

beeswax, pigment, wood panel, 36” x 36”, 2019

Contented Rejoicing

beeswax, pigment, wood panel, 36” x 36”, 2019

Vanishing Remorse

beeswax, pigment, wood panel, 36” x 36”, 2019

Persistent Refreshing

beeswax, pigment, wood panel, 48” x 48”, 2018