Rocks

Four years ago I was called by the large rocks that dot our property in The Eastern Townships of Quebec. They were a generous gift from the earth, received when an excavation team brought them up from the depths while remedying the drainage problem around our house. I began to have a strange, anthropomorphic relationship with three of the rocks sitting in my direct view. We could be friends. We could inspire you, answer some questions, they called; and so a period of sustained inquiry began. I have spent almost a year now making art with rocks and stones as my major focus. This period of making was different than any I’d experienced before. It implored me to stop being casual and also to stop having expectations around what I was creating. The unforeseen outcome was that the attention I gave to the rocks and stones became the attention I gave to myself as an artist.

Materia Prima II 2014
acrylic on canvas
30″x30″

Rock Face & Birch 2015 acrylic on canvas 12" x 24"

Rock Face & Birch 2015
acrylic on canvas 12″ x 24″

Rock Face 2014 mixed media on canvas, 30" x 40"

Rock Face 2014
mixed media on canvas
30″ x 40″

Our Puny Bones 2014  mixed media on canvas
36″ x 48″

 

Two Rocks

Two Rocks 2014
acrylic on canvas
29.5″ x 29.5″

Materia Prima IV

Materia Prima IV 2014
acrylic on canvas
30″ x 30″

Rock Face I 91 S 4

Rock Face I 91 2014
acrylic on paper
18″ x 24″

Materia Prima III 2014
acrylic on canvas
30″ x 30″

 

Materia Prima I

Materia Prima I 2014
acrylic on canvas
30″ x 30″

Our Puny Bones 3 mixed media on canvas 40" x 60"

Our Puny Bones II 2014
mixed media on canvas
40″ x 60″

 

 

Rock Wall New Hampshire
2014 acrylic on Terraskin
24″ x 28″

Rock Face I 91 S 20 acrylic on paper 18" x 24"

Rock Face I 91 S 2014
acrylic on paper
18″ x 24″

Winter Rocks

Winter Rocks 2013
acrylic on canvas
8″ x 10″

 

 

acrylic on paper 18" x 24

Rock Face New Hampshire
2014 acrylic on paper
18″ x 24

acrylic on canvas 16" x 20"

Spring Rocks 2013
acrylic on canvas
16″ x 20″

 

Three Buddhas acrylic on canvas 24" x 48"

Three Buddhas 2013
acrylic on canvas
24″ x 48″ *