Nature and Abstraction

I make a mark that calls to be completed by another mark. The accumulation delineates leaf and branch, water flow, rocks and rock fall, in seemingly random ways. Like nature it may happen without thought but it is by no means random, just not fully understood. Action creates a response in art and in nature.

Dead Bird

This was first done in 2014 around the same time as the larger birds, #4. I reworked it in 2016, cleaning it up to a certain extent and darkening the blacks. This is, like the large birds a work of imagination, although based on a relatively common site. We found this cuckoo on our front …