ATARAXY
ETCHING, MONOTYPES
THIS COULD KILL US ALL
THIS COULD KILL US ALL

2017 ETCHING, MONOTYPE 22 X 30 IN

EXTREME SIMPLIFICATION
EXTREME SIMPLIFICATION

2017 ETCHING, MONOTYPE 22 X 30 IN

EXCESS, PRODUCTION, CONSUMPTION
EXCESS, PRODUCTION, CONSUMPTION

2017 ETCHING, MONOTYPE 22 X 30 IN

CONFUSION + ALSO SENSE
CONFUSION + ALSO SENSE

2017 ETCHING, MONOTYPE 22 X 30 IN

BURIED, LOST
BURIED, LOST

2017 ETCHING, MONOTYPE 8 X 30 IN

SPECIALIZE/SEPARATE
SPECIALIZE/SEPARATE

2017 ETCHING, MONOTYPE 8 X 30 IN

ALL GETS COVERED
ALL GETS COVERED

2017 ETCHING, MONOTYPE 8 X 30 IN

GOINGS ON (OUT)
GOINGS ON (OUT)

2017 ETCHING, MONOTYPE 8 X 30 IN

SUPPOSED TO?
SUPPOSED TO?

2017 ETCHING, MONOTYPE 10 X 10 IN

TURN
TURN

2017 ETCHING, MONOTYPE 10 X 10 IN

COMMONALITY
COMMONALITY

2017 ETCHING, MONOTYPE 10 X 10 IN

EFFORT
EFFORT

2017 ETCHING, MONOTYPE 10 X 10 IN

ATARAXY

2017

Ataraxy is a body of printed works that presents the ingestion and digestion of the philosophies of Antinatalism and Active Nihilism, as well as the formulation of an outlook combining archaeological, environmental, and social research.  But contrary to its traditional understanding, this is not a nihilism that revels in nothing, but one that accepts nothingness as a springboard for the creation of new values. The work is comprised of three series of monotypes that lie somewhere between diagram and abstraction, serving as graphic representations of this process. While examining our earthly relationships, this work aims to situate our existence in perspective with the vast universe beyond our planet. It also includes an exploration of the implementation of micro and macro viewpoints. 

The prints, marked by a quiet aesthetic with rich silvery-black ink on paper, generally abound with negative space. A set of copper and plexiglass plates are used, inked up, and reductively drawn with a consistent vocabulary of marks and handwritten text. The imagery brings to mind space, scientific diagrams, dendrochronology, sonograms, and radar, using a visual language to point toward ideas of scale, perspective, and time. Ataraxy is not the presentation of a settled  philosophy, but the chronology of research as process as final product.