“First Steps” is an ongoing collection of 350+ rough hewn
sketches on found and recycled paper. This body of work explores
the unabashed creative process usually found within sketchbooks
or scrap paper. This project is funded in part by a grant from the
2005 Asheville Area Arts Council’s Artist Grant.
Patron's Studio, Winston-Salem NC
Thank you for the atmosphere, water stain.
The brand with three stripes is fitting.
-- worked on many church bulletins too -- whatever came to me in the mail.
-- part of "Trash" at the Center for Visual Artists, 2010
Newsprint holding images of recycled paper holding sketches.
The 350+ works were mounted with thumb tacks, tape or both.
-- on exhibit in the HMA's second story mezzanine gallery.
People figuring it out.
-- and it resonated with the patrons too. Thank you for the support.
-- drawing in the margins of larger projects.
One of the best reception memories: a suit eating a doughnut that rested on the neck of his PBR.
-- picked up paper wherever I ventured (center: grocery list).
Electric shadowbox taught me.