I was just working along, minding my own business when these happened. The first
one kind of made me laugh. It was a nervous laugh.
They surfaced during the less than hopeful Bush II years when roadside bombings were in the news daily. I started trying to stretch and manipulate these beautiful
elliptical grids to look like topographical maps of explosions, craters, mangled
vehicles and carnage.
I continued playing with them in multiples and layers. Some of them started to look
like torsos. When I transferred them onto my paper these strange torso heads were
looking back at me. Somehow they seem to carry the subject and then some with more power than anything I was expecting.
Though it is not possible to explain everything going on in them, I know these
drawings are potent. They seem to be a mashup of ideas about fear, gender,
violence, body and randomness with a little humor for good measure.