Works > Study of Thorns Collages

Collages from the Study of Thorns series take an interest in the natural world further into ecology. As the title suggests these works attempt to remain in the improvisational/observational manner of a sketch and contemplate the thorn’s function to protect a plant from harm. Composed entirely of repurposed remnants from other works, these collages connect to an interest in how birds and other creatures gather from their surroundings and reflects on ways in which we can contribute to greater biodiversity.

Study of Thorns (twisting)
acrylic, ink, and watercolor on paper mounted on velvet
36" round x 6" depth
2021
Study of Thorns (entangled)
acrylic, graphite, ink, and watercolor on paper mounted on velvet
30" x 30" x 3"
2020
Study of Thorns (extending)
acrylic, graphite, ink, watercolor, and velvet flocking on paper mounted on velvet
24" x 20" x 1"
2020
Study of Thorns (lifting)
acrylic, graphite, ink, and watercolor on paper mounted on velvet
30" x 30" x 1.5"
2020
Study of Thorns (regenerating)
acrylic, graphite, ink, and watercolor on paper mounted on velvet
30" x 30" x 1.5"
2020
Study of Thorns (unfurling)
acrylic, graphite, ink, watercolor, and velvet flocking on paper mounted on velvet
36" x 30" x 1.75"
2020
Study of Thorns (dormant)
watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper mounted on velvet
16" x 20" x 2"
2020
Study of Thorns (rose)
ink, watercolor, and graphite on paper
45" x 24" x 3"
2020
Study of Thorns (enclosing)
acrylic, graphite, ink, watercolor on paper
24" x 20"
2020
Study of Thorns (Spring 2020)
watercolor, ink, acrylic and velvet flocking on paper
20" x 12" x .5"
2020
Study of Thorns (Reaching)
acrylic, graphite, ink, watercolor, and velvet flocking on paper
16" x 12.5"
2020
Study of Thorns (beginnings)
ink, graphite, and watercolor on paper
12" x 14" x 3"
2019
Study of Thorns (flight)
ink and watercolor on paper, velvet flocking
19" x 10"
2019
Study of Thorns (nest)
ink and watercolor on paper
16" x 17"
2019
Study of Thorns (scribe)
ink and watercolor on paper and canvas, lace, needled felt and thread
21" x 11"
2019
Study of Thorns (walking), (perch), and (a pair)
ink, graphite, and watercolor on paper
2019
Study of Thorns (fallen)
ink, graphite, and watercolor on paper
10" x 6.75"
2019
Study of Thorns (caught, slipping)
ink, graphite, and watercolor on paper
18" x 16" x 1"
2019
Study of Thorns (City)
ink and watercolor on paper
10" x 10.25"
2018
Study of Thorns (rustling)
ink, graphite, and watercolor on paper
12.5" x 6.5"
2019
Study of Thorns (forest)
ink and watercolor on paper
17.5" x 13" x 1"
2019
Study of Thorns (morning)
ink and watercolor on paper
11" x 9"
2018
Study of Thorns (Fields)
ink and watercolor on paper
9" x 9.75" x 1"
2018
Study of Thorns
ink and watercolor on paper
6" x 8"
2018
Study of Thorns (Desert)
ink and watercolor on paper
12" x 13"
2018
Study of Thorns (Twilight)
watercolor and ink on paper
11.75" x 8" x 2"
2018