Doublespeak
match burn on Arches paper
2018, 22.5 x 30 inches

Double-talk
match burn on Arches paper
2018, 22.5 x 30 inches

Red Vanitas
match burn on Arches paper
2018, 22.5 x 30 inches

Veneres (triptych)
match burn on Arches paper
2018, 30 x 22.5 inches (each)

Veneres (center)
match burn on Arches paper
2018, 30 x 22.5 inches

Veneres (left)
match burn on Arches paper
2018, 30 x 22.5 inches

Veneres (right)
match burn on Arches paper
2018, 30 x 22.5 inches

Golden Wen
match burn and gold leaf on Arches paper
2018, 22.5 x 30 inches

Plica
sparkler burn on Arches paper
2018, 29.5 x 40 inches

Fall/Trinity (triptych)
match burn on Arches paper
2018, 22.5 x 30 inches

Fall/Trinity: Distress
match burn on Arches paper
2018, 22.5 x 30 inches

Fall/Trinity: Free Fall
match burn on Arches paper
2018, 22.5 x 30 inches

Fall/Trinity: Hole
match burn on Arches paper
2018, 22.5 x 30 inches

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

Bang Bang 2
match burn on Arches paper
2016, 29.5 x 40 inches

Outland
sparkler burn on Arches paper
2017, 29.5 x 40 inches

The Roof Is On Fire
match burn on Arches paper
2016, 29.5 x 40 inches (sold)
Private Collection / Birmingham, AL

Fable
match burn on Arches paper
2016, 22 x 30 inches (sold)
Private Collection / Japan

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

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

Glory Days
match burn on Arches paper
2016, each panel 29.5 x 40 inches (sold)
Private Collection / New York, NY

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 (sold)
21c Museum / Louisville, KY

Pat•riot
match burn on Arches paper
2015, 40 x 29.5 inches (sold)
Private Collection / Lexington, KY

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

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

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

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

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

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

Proper Patriot
sparkler burn on Arches paper
2015, 29.5 x 40 inches (sold)
21c Museum / Louisville, KY

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)
Private Collection / Lexington, KY

Disorderly Conduct
sparkler burn on Arches paper
2014, 21 x 29 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 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...