Intersections Print Series
The first drawings in this series were begun during a study trip to France and Italy. The trip’s purpose was to examine the Western idea of Classical Beauty and its manifestations in Roman ruins, Romanesque and Gothic architecture. While traveling I drew details and began to study the underlying geometry of the structures. Upon my return to the studio, I began pairing the images with new drawings of animals and common objects, looking for intersections or relationships between images. The pairings developed as visual meditations on the mathematical underpinnings of design; visual or structural affinities; or suggestions of conceptual connections. The paired drawings are visual riddles with no single answer. The quotes neither explain nor title the images, but rather provide an invitation to contemplation. This group of prints explore a tiny portion of the wealth of images that surround us. Details of European cathedrals have been enriched by pairings with images made during our 4 years in Thailand – exploring similarities and differences in visual cultures.
The images not only describe actual objects, but also represent the physical pleasure of drawing – the interaction of ink, pen, paper and quiet time. They are a visible manifestation of a process of observation and reflection through which I am looking for relationships – between nature and the human world; and the world of art and that of mathematics.
The drawings are printed on Stonehenge 100% rag paper by Modern Printers of Faribault, Minnesota. Each print is then hand-colored by the artist.
The prints are available for sale. Click an image below for size, mat, and pricing information, and to place an order.
What is Required
“What is required of us is the recognition of the frontiers between the centuries. And to take heart: to cross over.” - Archibald Macleish
The Universe as a Road
“To know the universe itself as a road – as many roads – as roads for traveling souls.” - Walt Whitman
The Powers of the Universe
“The powers of the universe find many images – tree, rose, lotus, pomegranate…in which to show themselves.” -Roberto Calasso
The Meaning of Things
“We live not by things, but by the meaning of things.” - Antoine de St.-Exupery
Texts Are Not Everything
“But texts are not everything. The monument itself will reveal some of its secrets to those who know how to seek them.” - Yves Delaporte
“Here birds are alike with the mountain light, And the mind of man touches peace in a pool, And a thousand sounds are quieted By the breathing of a temple-bell.” - Chang Chien
“To all swift things for swiftness did I sue; clung to the whistling mane of every wind.” - Frances Thompson
“…at the end, every Enigma finds its explanation according to the laws of the Realistic.” - Umberto Eco
Embarrassment to Reason
“The cathedral is an embarrassment to Reason, which fears, on entering it, having to admit the existence of the sacred.” - Francois Cali
Every Creature of this Earth
“Every creature of this earth is like a picture or a book.…” – Alain de Lille
He Dreamed He Was a Butterfly
“The Chinese sage Chuang Tzu dreamt he was a butterfly.” - Joseph Campbell