Seeking a Crueler Love
Reaching Decisions Already Made
imagined projected path #3
Projected Trajectory 5
Untitled Self Portrait
Untitled Self Portrait
Portrait of a Firefighter
Portrait of an Actress
For a Moment, Afterwards
Untitled Self Portrait
Untitled Self Portrait
an unknown caller mid-vowel
teetering to be another other
Eagerly Awaiting
some supplanted supposed purpose
DOWN THE DRAIN, COMING FULL CIRCLE AGAIN
DRAWING FOR THE APPLE PICKER
THE APPLE PICKER WAY
WHAT WOMAN DID THIS WILL NOT DO
Untitled Self Portrait
Untitled Self Portrait
with and without her
bent beyond these failures of cowardice
MMHMM
NUHUH
OPE
Given Reason
MEGASTENCH
Fist Fight in the Shower
CLICK CLICK went grandma's dentures
BALANCE
REAL LOVE
Lyman
WALKING IN CIRCLES PUKING ON GRAVES
WINTER SELF PORTRAIT
PLAYING HER SHADOWS ON MY WALL
DOGS
LINCOLN DEATH MASK STUDY 2
LINCOLN DEATH MASK STUDY 1
when i think of myself dead
DRAIN
The Rifle Boy
Clung Together Like a Magician's Skarf
Chimney Sweep
Frameless Resin Box
not quite accomplished
Jefferson and His Crocodile Women
Samantha
TURN
Sad Truth of the West
untitled self portrait 2
Siblings
Wheatfield Nightmare
And she saved him with the space below her home.
Study for Waiting.
We’re going to riddle his identity’s lost years.
Study for Take each day without dismiss.
Study for Sailor
Study for Borrowed Confidence
Study for Leona
Study for Glass Eye Sally.
Remain unchanged inside the consequences of other’s sins.
A shared sisterhood of Sky and Sunshine.
Study for Unchanged
siblings erased
Untitled Self Portrait
Eleven Mercury Stars over Lyman.
Leona May
Dress me in your father’s sailor clothes, I’ll still become my own.
Making of a layered Resin Box
Would you hang from your hopes for this, Sally? (Ballerina)
I’ll forgive you for giving me your father’s name.
When I was young, my hand was held by the glove I wear today.
So his fate forgave the time he spent to hesitate
Sunset oceans above her maple tree
After the Theft
WANT
Stolen Children
Where I dream to lie in Circumstance
Virtues of Disbelief
Until her flowers blossom to heaven
Leona giggled in the face of futures to come
A little late

Frameless Resin Box

By 2007, I’d perfected my resin box creation process, employeeing a more sophisticated vacuum chamber and pouring resin into homemade silicone molds. After unmolding, these were suitable for viewing from all directions, not requiring framing. The ability to view the artwork from all angles matched my inspirational dream. Few of these were made, though, before I decided for various reasons to discontinue using resin. 

  1. Resin is dangerous and despite my precautions, I had health concerns associated with daily prolonged use of resin within a home studio.
  2. Resin boxes are extremely heavy– even the small ones. Creating them at any scale simliiar to that of my dream was incompatible with my resources. 
  3. Resin boxes are solid. In my dream, the figures were lifesize and I walked through them or at least between the layers. 

I had to ask myself if my dream were a true vision of the future, then could the path forward be resin? Or should I move on and concern myself with materials that were more compatible with my vision? The answer was yes. 

Making of a layered Resin Box

In order to make a resin box, I’d pour a layer of resin within a duct tape sealed wood frame, let it cure, paint the surface, then pour another layer of resin. I’d repeat this dozens of times until a solid block emerged. Because each curing required 24-48 hours, it required a daily commitment to see the process through to the end. After pouring the resin, I’d use a heat gun to make the resin less viscous, and more prone to releasing air bubbles whipped up when the two parts of the resin were mixed. The curing occured within a rubber sealed vacuum chamber I invented. As air was sucked out from one valve, any air bubbles whipped into the mixture of resin came to the surface. Then, I’d open another valve which introduced an environment of pure carbon dioxide. This atmosphere mixture burst any air bubbles appearing on the surface of the resin. Because uncured resin is highly toxic to be breathed in or touch living cells, all of this had to happen while wearing a respirator and full chemical suit.