Smoke Drawings

The Digital Age

Smoke Drawing Series III

Carbon, Wax, Oil Paint, and Charcoal on Paper

Made during artist residency in Charlestown, NH

18 x 24″

2015 –

*low res images:

 

the speed of information

the speed of  information

 

toxic metropolis

toxic metropolis

 

oil slick city

oil slick city

 

east rive blues

east river blues

 

 

Unsatisfiable Hunger

Smoke Drawing Series II

Carbon, Wax, Paint, and Pen on Paper

Made in Buffalo, NY and Brooklyn, NY

18 x 24″

2012-2013

*low res images:

539b1453310cb-scm

Expanding a Closed Space

 

539b12fc10bb1-scm

Brainiac

 

539b14b763165-scm

Caught in an Industrial Fan

 

539b13d48dcfe-scm

Shot in the Wing with a BB Gun

 

539b12bf85305-scm

Avalanche

 

539b1393a33e6-scm

Take it in Stride

 

the arrival

Spring

 

 

 

Carbon Footprint

Smoke Drawing Series I

Carbon and Wax on Paper

Made in Brooklyn, NY and Ridgewood, Queens

18 x 24″

2011-2012

*high res images:

 

separation from instinct

separation from instinct

 

vagina

vagina

 

formally winged

formally winged

 

elevation

elevation

 

meiosis

meiosis

 

Brannon_Hook Line and Bait-1

Hook Line and Bait

 

 

 

 

*low res:

aviation 

 

measurement 

 

stem

 

About Carbon Footprint (get ready-this project statement is a little hoity-toity-I even use the word ‘juxtaposition.’)

The prints are made by absorbing burned wax and smoke, usually from a candle, onto paper. I create the images to resemble organic forms in order to offer my perspective on the juxtaposition of natural and artificial; a conversation that is becoming increasingly more relevant as reality and technology continue to merge.

The social and environmental side affects of technology are enormous. A personal computer puts out 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide each year, which makes the computer far less environmentally friendly than advertised (i.e., online banking). Newer technological platforms, specifically social media, are re-appropriating a natural reality, my “Carbon Footprint” series responds to this re-appropriation by engaging the audience with interesting and confusing imagery. At first glance one of the images may look beautiful and poetic while a second glance may make the image appear dark and foreboding. It is my intention that this confusion will urge the viewer to second guess the immediate.

MORE SMOKE DRAWINGS COMING SOON! New Series: The Digital Age

 

 

2 Responses to Smoke Drawings

  1. ig says:

    Hi, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility
    issues. When I look at your blog site in Firefox, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer,
    it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Other then that, superb blog!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s