This sequence of images explores drawing and painting with permanent ink on water resistant paper. As I scratch, scrub and brush these timeless, dreamlike shapes onto the paper they remind me that nothing is really permanent. The Heaven, Earth and Sea series began during 2009 while working on a project in Tibet. As small as the world seems, the elements are vast. These paintings straddle the great divide between the east, west, north, south, light and dark as they are inspired by our water table, its residue and the patterns of its floods and tides.
Ink is the primary vehicle for this body of work as it can opaque or transparent and stubborn in its permanence. It can be scrubbed,inscribed or as fluid as watercolor and it is still, perhaps, the most permanent record of our time.