Flatfile Collection

Artist Statement

From “Three Foxes by the Edge of the Field at Twilight,” by Jane Hirshfield:

There is no more and more I tell no one,
strangers nor loves.
This slips into the heart
without hurry, as if it had never been.

I draw from my daily life: the weather, my errands, my family. I am drawn to record quiet yet visually arresting moments: the color of the evening sky, the way someone looks when they are lost in concentration, or random patterns in puddles or shadows; but not necessarily the events you would recall if someone asked about your day.

For the past three years, I have been posting my daily drawings online. A rewarding aspect of this practice has been the feedback, the conversations the pictures bring about. Many drawings are of local weather, and sometimes later I run into a friend who says, “I saw that the other day and wondered if you were going to draw it.” People usually do not have time to spend sky gazing with friends, so these drawings can provide a shared connection to nature.