I am pleased that two of my works are currently featured in the online exhibition "Lost in Isolation,” organized by the Void Collective, based in the UK.
First Voice Graph Drawing; 2017; ink, gouache, and marker on paper; 24 x 35 inches. This work was made after a rare viral infection paralyzed my left vocal fold and left me without a voice for three months. The drawing is based on a diagnostic graph of my voice, obtained during a clinical evaluation. My experience was one of profound isolation, anxiety, and despair, but it brought me a deeper understanding and appreciation of vocal presence as signifying one’s status as a fellow living creature.
Night Row 3; 2017; ink on paper; 7 × 10 inches. This is one drawing in a series based on my experience of an expedition on the Usumacinta River in southern Mexico, with references to the qualities of the atmosphere and sonic environment. At night, drifting, our group in three small boats was the only human presence on the river.