L'Origine du monde
match burn on Arches paper
2016, 29.5 x 34.5 inches

Bang Bang
match burn on Arches paper
2016, 29.5 x 40 inches

Worship/Warship
match burn on Arches paper
2016, 29.5 x 40 inches

Welfare/Warfare
match burn on Arches paper
2016, 29.5 x 40 inches

The Roof Is On Fire
match burn on Arches paper
2016, 29.5 x 40 inches

Conflagrate
sparkler burn on Arches paper
2015, 20.5 x 28 inches

Ex•Pat•Riot
match burn on Arches paper
2016, 27.5 x 29.5 inches

Free•dom
match burn on Arches paper
2015, 29.5 x 40 inches

Burnbow
match burn on Arches paper
2016, 22 x 30 inches

inhale...
match burn on Arches paper
2016, 24 x 18 inches

Fire Crotch
match burn on Arches paper
2015, 29.5 x 40 inches

Pat•riot
match burn on Arches paper
2015, 40 x 29.5 inches

Harm•ony
match burn on Arches paper
2015, 29.5 x 40 inches

Slanted Patriot
sparkler burn on Arches paper
2015, 29.5 x 40 inches

Proper Patriot
sparkler burn on Arches paper
2015, 29.5 x 40 inches

This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land…
match burn on Arches paper
2014, 29 x 21 inches (sold)

Fire
match burn on Arches paper
2014, 21 x 29 inches

Righteous Branding
match burn on Arches paper
2012, 21 x 29 inches (sold)

fiftyless
sparkler burn on Arches paper
2014, 21 x 29 inches (sold)

Disorderly Conduct
sparkler burn on Arches paper
2014, 21 x 29 inches (sold)

High & Petty
match burn on Arches paper
2014, 22 x 30 inches (sold)

Enlightenfastment
match burn on Arches paper
2012, 29 x 21 inches (sold)

Untitled (Venus Series)
match burn on Somerset paper
1998, 26 x 32 inches

Untitled (Venus Series)
match burn on Somerset paper
1998, 32 x 26 inches

Untitled (Venus Series)
match burn on Somerset paper
1998, 32 x 26 inches

Untitled (Venus Series)
match burn on Somerset paper
1998, 32 x 26 inches

Untitled (Venus Series)
match burn on Somerset paper
1998, 32 x 26 inches

Untitled (Venus Series)
match burn on Somerset paper with Prismacolor
1998, 32 x 26 inches

Untitled (Venus Series)
match burn on Somerset paper with Prismacolor
1998, 32 x 26 inches

burn drawings

Burning paper with matches has been part of my studio practice since the late 1990s. Sparklers, the kind used by children on the 4th of July, are a more recent method of leaving a mark. I refer to the outcomes as drawings, viewing the burn as no different than charcoal. The act of branding, one chance to get it right is tedious but striking. The burn drawing iconography spans vaginal forms, flags, text, maps, ovaries and Buddhas silhouettes...