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There is always the struggle between the conscious and unconscious moves you make. You may try to stop thinking about the drawing under you fingers and find that a more natural image appears because of it, something closer to a reflection of the artist. In all of my work I am trying to convey that reflection, not just the mark of the artist but also what exists within. In my series 'corpus' I've begun attempting to divorce myself from the process of art making as much as possible. I've tried to create a system in which I need to make as few choices as needed. When I work I am constantly trying to remove myself from what I am doing. I experiment with a technique until I can complete a work using X number of steps, until it becomes a routine. I work in private, working against myself, against what I am capable of. Meeting at the intersection of technical ability and instinctual urge. These drawings exemplify my need to make marks, the urgency of the act. And while they appear to be carefully constructed they are in fact beyond my control for the most part. Even though I seem to make the same moves each time the results are each different, I have no control despite the appearance of structure. I am trying to operate outside of myself in order to self examine. By making marks that I can't predict or control and then attempting to place an infrastructure over, I see them as self analysis. Here is the impulse and here is the rational. Here is the thing that cannot exist and yet does. The involuntary and sometimes impulsive nature of the body versus the reasoning of the mind. The title for the series derives from two sources. The first being that of the body, not only the idea but also the resemblance to the actual human body itself. In these drawings we can see the image of the cranium by MRI, the invasiveness of the rational technological mind upon the body. But we also see the butterfly shape of the pelvis, limbs, orifices, and shapes vaginal in form. Which brings about the second source for the title and another aspect of the series, the sexual nature present in the work. The term 'corpus cavernosum' refers to the erectile tissue present in both men and women. The part of the body that fills with blood upon arousal. Again we are faced with the impulsive irrational nature of the body. I feel that by surrendering to this nature, to follow impulse has given me the best and truest results I could work toward.

corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010
corpus
ink and acrylic on paper
14.5" x 10.5"
2010