Heavy Thoughts 2019

45lbs
10lbs
25lbs
5lbs

My most recent series of prints, Heavy Thoughts meditates upon the force of gravity and the motion of masses in space. The images are printed in relief from a vintage set of York barbell weight plates that I collected after resolving to improve my health. The weights were rolled with ink and then precisely dropped upon paper. The process is reminiscent of weightlifting—confronting gravity as translated across iron. Heavy Thoughts broadened understanding of the human body and the forces that constantly tug upon its existence.

45 lbs

22"x30"

ink on paper

25 lbs

15"x22"

ink on paper

10lbs

15"x22"

ink on paper

5lbs

15"x11"

ink on paper

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