meaning & mark making
This work is part of a new series exploring the asemic line working with oil and wax on paper and birch panel. Asemic refers to writing which has no content. This body of work challenges the asemic paradigm by imbuing written gestures with rich emotional meaning. I am continuing my ongoing studio inquiry into the idea that 'what is not there is more important than what remains.’ Through the process of obscuring and revealing - and a good deal of erasure and iterative mark-making, knowing emerges like images revealed through fog lifted at sunrise. With direct mark making, I am joyfully mining the line and exposing the process of finding my visual way through spontaneity, energy, and vulnerability, inspired by abstract expressionists like Twombly and Frankenthaler, who also explored the marriage of tender and resilient.

Asemic Message 52,16x20x1, encaustic, oil stick, graphite on birch panAsemic Message 51, 11x14, oil stick, graphite on paperAsemic Message 54, 9.5x12, oil stick, graphite on paperAsemic Message 55, 9x12, oil stick, graphite on paperAsemic Bodhisattva, 20x20, oil stick on birch panelAsemic Pairs 52, 9x7, oil stick on birch panelAsemic Furry 59, 44x66, charcoal, gesso, graphite on paperAsemic Hope 6, 44x60, charcoal, gesso, graphite on paperAsemic Healing 56, 44x75, charcoal, gesso, graphite on paperAsemic Pairs 53, 5x7, oil stick on birch panelAsemic Dance 56, 5x7, oil stick on birch panelAsemic Dance 49, 6x6, oil stick on birch panelAsmic Shadow 51, 6.5x7.5, oil stick on birch panelAsemic Dance 48, 6x6, oil stick on birch panelAsemic Dance 50, 6x6, oil stick on birch panelAsemic Waltz 55, 12x12, oil stick on birch panel