The world we live in has become ever-increasingly surreal and out of proportion, at times resembling a science fiction or horror movie from the ‘50s or ‘60s. This work is from two recent series which reflect this atmosphere: "99˘ Store Miracles" and the resulting offshoot of that series, entitled “Topological Chronology.” The models for this work are toys which were bought in 99˘ stores. Beings and events from vastly different time periods are folded together, visualizing what would happen if the expected scale of creatures and objects were to change dramatically.
I work with a variety of media, constantly finding new ways to combine them. For this series, I worked with printmaking and drawing media layered in combination with gouache, inks, and metallic paints. Simple clamps converted my drafting table into a silk-screening station in my apartment/studio. (Washout was done with a compression plant sprayer in the bathtub.) The paper litho printing was done for the prints in early 2007 by hand, using a ball-bearing baren. A few months later I installed a Faust press in my studio, so since then I have done the litho pass using the press.