This series picks up on work I started back in 2008 that was an effort to get back to drawing. At the time I was working with images of archaeological dig sites on plywood and graphite pencil. The birch surfaces reminded me of topographic maps and I was interested in more rudimentary mark-making tools. Correct-tape provided a “response” to the graphite and was fun (and very challenging) to work with. A writer commented on the irony of making images about a historic record with an erasing tool and I thought it would be a good metaphor here.
Ghost refers to the fragile and vital relationship between bees and flowers. No bees, no flowers/no flowers, no bees. And basically; no anything else.
I hope to keep these images as simple and as minimal as possible. Many drawings are made of each image before they go onto the wood in an effort to distill the steps in making them.