Blue conté on printmaking paper, 2011

Conté on printmaking paper, approx. 12″ x 17″, 2013

Cybernetics was originally posited as a method or analytic tool to describe closed-loop systems. Systems like these often exhibit characteristics of self regulation, presumably for the purpose of maintaining a steady state or near-steady state or equilibrium. The biosphere is arguably one such system, the feedback loop is maintained by a series of factors that operate in an interrelated manner including color and reflectivity of light, atmospheric gasses and their insulating effect, airborne particulates, weather patterns and cloud cover. It is not unreasonable to assume that global warming will result in a measured attempt by the biosphere to maintain a steady state.


Torasik, conté on printmaking paper, 2010-2011, approx. 12" x 23"

Torasik, Conté on printmaking paper, approx. 12″ x 23″, 2010-2011

A Klein Bottle is mathematical construction that takes the form of a three-dimensional object. The Klein Bottle has a single continuous surface that coterminously includes both interior and exterior surfaces. Apposite to the basic nature of evolutionary biology, the Klein Bottle is in fact a primitive model for capture, consumption and digestion.

Danse Enkantasyon

Dance Enkantasyon, conté on printmaking paper, approx. 12" x 23", 2010-2011

Conté on printmaking paper, approx. 12″ x 17″, 2013

After drinking, the Count would annoy his subjects with his fiddle playing well into the night. The little people in fear stood by and feigned joy at the sound. Those closest would feel compelled to dance, especially after the public executions. Those further away would clap their hands mechanically while smiling like idiots.