My drawings are the result of many months of walking, exploring, photographing and filming the landscape of an area I am researching for the development of each of my River Fugues projects.  Much like an archaeologist or geologist, I may search for clues to the history of a river, a people, or a place in the enigmatic remnants of their past.  While researching Red Hook Harbor Soundings, I became intrigued with the fragmented remains of infrastructure and industry emerging from the Red Hook harbor where the tidal waters of both the Hudson and East Rivers alternately reveal and then conceal the histories of these ruins.  Similarly, walks along the Ashokan Reservoir evoke wonderings of the submerged towns, their memories now held silently in the surrounding mountains.  Hikes through desert landscapes in New Mexico and Wyoming, wanderings along the Cao Gong River in the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao, China, and hushed ventures through abandoned steel mills in Cleveland all led to drawings which are often acknowledging loss, paying homage to the defiant traces of a people, their lives embedded in a place - in a landscape – literally, metaphorically, or metaphysically. 

New Mexico Drawings, 2017


Kentler International Drawing Space — Red Hook Brooklyn, NY

Zhujiajiao Soundings, 2014


Drawings and Digital Prints

Ashokan Fugues, 2010

Cuyahoga Drawing, 2003

Dead Blast Furnace –  2003, Watercolor and color pencil on paper, 22” x 30”

Dead Blast Furnace – 2003, Watercolor and color pencil on paper, 22” x 30”

Photo Credits: Paul Takeuchi