Smoke Prints

“Smoke Prints”, or Incense Smoke Monoprints are an ongoing series that depict various images, often including people, phrases and abstract elements. Overall these fall into the category of “Remembrances” to address a type of fleeting temporality. All artworks are made with incense smoke oil on mirror, on marble and on paper using a custom “fumage” technique adapted from the surrealists such as Wolfgang Paalen and mixed with traditional Chinese spiritual practices.


Remembrances Series

Anarchists and Pacifists, incense smoke oil on mirror under Optium, 2017

Anarchists and Pacifists, incense smoke oil on mirror under Optium, 2017

Reflection from Anarchists and Pacifists, reflected light from incense smoke oil on mirror under Optium, 2017

Installation of smoke print titled Anarchists and Pacifists in gallery with mural with copper paint and painting, copper, copper paint, pastel, smoke and mirror., 2017

Installation of smoke print titled Anarchists and Pacifists in gallery with mural with copper paint and painting, copper, copper paint, pastel, smoke and mirror., 2017


$ick Series

$ick Men , incense smoke oil on paper, 2013. Accordion fold book depicting various white collar financial criminals.

$ick Men, incense smoke oil on paper, 2013. Accordion fold book depicting various white collar financial criminals.

Detail of a page from  $ick Men , incense smoke oil on marble, 2013.

Detail of a page from $ick Men, incense smoke oil on marble, 2013.

$ick Men  (Carols Ponzi), incense smoke oil on marble, 2013.

$ick Men (Carols Ponzi), incense smoke oil on marble, 2013.

$ick Men  (Conrad Black), incense smoke oil on marble, 2013.

$ick Men (Conrad Black), incense smoke oil on marble, 2013.

$ick Men  (Ken Lay), incense smoke oil on marble, 2013.

$ick Men (Ken Lay), incense smoke oil on marble, 2013.


Remembrances Series (Portraits and Commissions)

Tamara Liu, incense smoke oil and spray paint on paper, 2011

Tamara Liu, incense smoke oil and spray paint on paper, 2011

For Laura, incense smoke oil and spray paint on paper, 2011

For Laura, incense smoke oil and spray paint on paper, 2011

Emma Goldman says Buddha Stretches 10,000 Hands, incense smoke oil and spray paint on paper, 2011

Emma Goldman says Buddha Stretches 10,000 Hands, incense smoke oil and spray paint on paper, 2011