In the summer of 2012 I exhibited for the first time this series of 15 pastel drawings at Gallery 26 in Little Rock, Arkansas. My statement about the work is as follows:
We all have fragile moments - a set of maybes, what-ifs and I-should-haves. Our narrative lives are determined by the choices we make. These choices are often subtle and quiet, consuming us in one way or another for long periods of time. While these choices are built upon the foundation of our past, and affect us long after a choice is made, the moment of decision has its own dynamic that keeps it elevated a pitch above the normal buzz and hiss of our daily experiences and memories.
These fifteen drawings represent a narrative snapshot. Some of the drawings leave much open to interpretation, while others intimate a far reaching arc within the storylines of the characters on the paper. No matter the size of the story implied or the sweep of its arc, be it the introspection of A Quiet Roar Instead of Me or the past implications of Promises By Daylight, each drawing in the series seeks to capture that moment of choice, the choice that forces us to wonder, what-if, I-should-have, if-only, or maybe-if-I-had.