Bird

Study of a bird, 2008, pencil on paper, 12" x 10"

Dream Drawing

Dream drawing, 2011, charcoal on paper, 18" x 24"

Dream Drawing 2

Dream Drawing 2, 2011, charcoal and ink on paper, 18" x 24"

Flower

Flower Study, 2012, charcoal on paper, 8" x 10.5"

Box

Nude Study, 2010, charcoal on paper, 18" x 24"

Depth

Study of Depth recession, 2009 charcoal on paper, 18" x 24"

male

Reclining Nude Study, 2010 charcoal on paper, 18" x 24"

male2

Study of Nude, 2010 Sanguine stick and charcoal on paper 18" x 24"

profile

Study of Female, 2010 charcoal on paper, 16" x 22"

motion3

Gesture drawing, 2011 charcoal on paper, 18" x 24"

motion2

Figure in Motion, 2011 charcoal on paper, 15" x 23"

motion

Washing, 2011 charcoal on paper, 18" x 24"

hand

Arm Anatomy, 2008 study after Hogarth, charcoal on paper, 8" x 15"

skeleton

Out of Body, 2010 study of the human skeleton, 24" x 18"

These drawings are devoted to observing the living figure, and its corresponding anatomy as a mode of expression. Early works such as Study of a bird, 2008 attempt to convey mood through a focus on the relationship between light and form. Similarly, Flower Study, 2012 attempts a photorealistic representation of an ordinary life form that is magnified in scope because of the drawing's attention to light.

While some figures such as Reclining Nude, 2010 rely on soft, often calm transitions to convey the contours of human flesh, other studies such as Washing, 2011 are primarily concerned with the action of movement as conveyed through a stationary medium. How does one convey movement or transitory moments in the absence of color? Moreover, how does one create mood from simple, two-dimensional figures that are frozen in composition? Turn to the color section to explore this further.