Drawing: Thymesis

In The Yard Again, 2014
Mixed media drawing
26.25 in. x 20 in.

East Chop Beach, 1953, 2014
Charcoal on task board
21 in. x 31 in.

On the Boardwalk, 1958, 2014
Charcoal on task board
31 in. x 21 in.

Three Sisters, 2014
Charcoal on task board
14 in. x 14 in.

In The Front Yard, 2014
Mixed media drawing on patterned paper
19.5 in. x 27 in.

Safe Passage, 2015
Mixed media on paper
10 in. x 16 in.

Three Sisters Revisited, 2014
Mixed media on paper
30 in. x 36 in.

Linda and Reed, 2014
Mixed media on canvas
36 in. x 40 in.

Removed, 2014
60 in. x 67 in.
Mixed media

Detail of Removed, 2014
60 in. x 67 in.
Mixed media


Old family photographs are pregnant with meaning, but their promise of intimate truths is compromised by their staging, ambiguity, and the passage of time. The drawings in Thymesis seek to render personal snapshots iconic and relatable, while also exuding a generic-ness that signifies their ultimate indecipherability. The figures portrayed are less the subject matter than the pull they hold for the seeking self who returns to view and interpret them again and again. As the series grows, figures re-appear, becoming symbols of transfixion rather than specific people.