Works > Study of Thorns

Study of Thorns is an ongoing series of collages created from scraps of unfinished or repurposed studio works that refers to an ecology in need of protection. This series took on new meaning and forms for me during the pandemic and this past spring, in particular, as I observed the subtle shifts happening in the trees during daily walks. Now at this time when social distancing is still so necessary, I've started incorporating the remnants of other artists works in an attempt to find some closeness in confinement.

Study of Thorns (dormant)
watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper mounted on velvet
16" x 20" x 2"
2020
Study of Thorns (Spring 2020)
watercolor, ink, acrylic and velvet flocking on paper
20" x 12" x .5"
2020
Study of Thorns (beginnings)
ink, graphite, and watercolor on paper
12" x 14" x 3"
2019
Study of Thorns (nest)
ink and watercolor on paper
16" x 17"
2019
Study of Thorns (flight)
ink and watercolor on paper, velvet flocking
19" x 10"
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 (caught, slipping)
ink, graphite, and watercolor on paper
18" x 16" x 1"
2019
Study of Thorns (fallen)
ink, graphite, and watercolor on paper
10" x 6.75"
2019
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 (City)
ink and watercolor on paper
10" x 10.25"
2018
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
6" x 12"
2018
Study of Thorns (Twilight)
watercolor and ink on paper
11.75" x 8" x 2"
2018