Anastylosis Project exhibition at Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf College, Fall 2016

Anastylosis

In 1998, I led a group of students on a study-abroad program exploring the idea of classical beauty and its manifestations in Roman ruins, Romanesque architecture, and Gothic cathedrals in France and Italy. I returned from the trip with one hundred small drawings of various architectural monuments. These drawings were the beginning of a process of exploration into how to represent the experience of being present in these historic spaces.

Eighteen years and 13 drawings later, I have developed a disciplined work process that begins with site selection and research, preliminary drawings to determine format and materials, and a final, large-scale drawing that attempts to deal with the particulars that make these magnificent sites unique.

Facade - Chartres Cathedral - Mixed Media - 14' x 10" - 1999-2000
Angkor Wat
Thatbinyinyu
Palace of the Governors
The Castillo
Ulu Camii
St. Dimitrios
Borgund Stav Church - Norway - Mixed Media - 24" x 32" - 2008
Borgund Stav Church (Dark Light) - Norway - Mixed Media - 40" x 60" - 2008
Franziskanerkirche - Salzburg, Austria - Mixed Media - 36" x 48" - 2013
San Marco Marble Carpet
San Marco Ocean Floor
rows

Anastylosis

In 1998, I led a group of students on a study-abroad program exploring the idea of classical beauty and its manifestations in Roman ruins, Romanesque architecture, and Gothic cathedrals in France and Italy. I returned from the trip with one hundred small drawings of various architectural monuments. These drawings were the beginning of a process of exploration into how to represent the experience of being present in these historic spaces.

Eighteen years and 13 drawings later, I have developed a disciplined work process that begins with site selection and research, preliminary drawings to determine format and materials, and a final, large-scale drawing that attempts to deal with the particulars that make these magnificent sites unique.

Facade - Chartres Cathedral - Mixed Media - 14' x 10" - 1999-2000
Thatbinyinyu
Angkor Wat
The Castillo
Palace of the Governors
Ulu Camii
Franziskanerkirche - Salzburg, Austria - Mixed Media - 36" x 48" - 2013
St. Dimitrios
Borgund Stav Church - Norway - Mixed Media - 24" x 32" - 2008
Borgund Stav Church (Dark Light) - Norway - Mixed Media - 40" x 60" - 2008
San Marco Marble Carpet
San Marco Ocean Floor
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