Arborescence

Below the Falls, 2009 :: Mixed media, inkjet print on canvas, watercolor pencils, plexiglass (56 1/2 x 47 x 1 in.) Petroglyph, 2009 :: mixed media, inkjet print on canvas, acrylic, colored pencil, watercolor, fabric and wood (53 x 38 1/2 x 1 in.) Spyglass, 2009 :: inkjet print on canvas, colored pencil, oil pastel (53 x 40 x 1 in.) Superior Stones, 2009 :: inkjet print on canvas, colored pencil, oil pastel (36 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.)   Zen Pool, 2009 :: pigmented inkjet print on aluminum (18 1/4 x 24 1/4 x 7/8 in.) Over Down Under, 2010 :: inkjet print on canvas, water color and colored pencil (7 x 55 1/2 in.) Navigator, 2009 :: inkjet print on canvas, colored pencil (21 x 27 in.) Waterweb, 2008 :: mixed media (40 x 20 1/2 x 2 in.) Home, 2008, collage on aluminum, 16 x 16 x 3/4 in Parting of the Plates, 2008 :: mixed media (80 x 30 x 2 in.) Mountain & Sea, Kerikeri 2008 :: mixed media (53 x 40 x 2 in) Travancore III 2007 :: mixed media (30 x 40 x 2 in) Travancore II 2007 :: mixed media (30 x 40 x 2 in) waterpuzzle Watermark I watermarkII2006 Triptych, 2006 :: pigmented ink jet print on panel (44 x 94 x 2 in.) travencore2006 tondospiral tondosilhouettes Tondo Blue Water Swoop Silhouette Puzzle Shadow Puzzle Pojoaque Neon Forest II Neon Forest Central Park Trees continentaldrift2006 Cottonwood I Cottonwood II Aquaculture Alaskan Wake I, 2007 :: Mixed Media (20 x 20 x 1 3/4 in) Alaskan Wake II, 2007 :: mixed media (20 x 20 x 1 3/4 in) Porthole, 2007 :: mixed media (20 x 30 x 1 3/4 in) Stream Tracks Rising, 2009 :: (31 x 21 1/2 in.) Vienna/Oakland, 2011 (48 x 36 x 4 1/2 in.) Liquid Light, 2011, 20 x 16 x 2 inches Waiting for the Mothership, 2011, 30 x 40 x 2 inches Hong Kong, Dragon City,  2012 ::  Xerox transfer, acrylic, graphite and collage (37 1/2 x 52 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)

The Arborescence series are mixed media works on archival paper. The original photographic images were taken in New Mexico, Washington State and Southern India.

The process of making these images into works of art starts with reducing the color originals to gray scale. These are printed using ultrachrome ink on an Epson 9600 printer to sizable dimensions—often 40 × 30 inches or more. The works are mounted on wooden panels so that they stand off the wall.

Sometimes the works are left untouched and other times layers of thin acrylic wash are applied to the surface to build up color. However, the underlying structures of tree branches, water, land masses, swimming pools, luminous lights, etc. are not lost in this process and create a strong visual statement. The finished work is then sprayed with four coats of varnish to protect the surface from ultraviolet light and dust.

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