This series of work, “The Architecture of Destruction”, involves the process of dividing up the picture plane by snapping down charcoal and other raw materials with chalk lines, like the ones used on construction sites. As lines amass, the surface undergoes various treatments of measured destruction. Pools of water and medium evaporate to reveal the sediment that has covered previous layers. The result becomes a map like landscape of history and reaction. Chaos and chance become byproducts of a process of leaving ones mark, building an image and dividing a space. Lines of politics, race, geography and fear constantly divide the space we occupy. Applying corrosives and salt to the paper’s surface is much like the process and ritual of war, in that through destruction something new (be it positive or negative) evolves.  *Above image - Detail of "Union"