Scratchboard

These are original drawings I made using the sgraffito technique on a thick paper called “scratchboard”. The white lines are created by scratching with a fine point tool to remove the paper’s black coating. I mount the drawings in custom wooden frames and back-light them with LED lights. Some drawings feature color which intensifies as the surrounding light in the room dims.

Siren, 2018 8.5" x 11" --- SOLD   You call to me, a lovely siren. But will you harbor my broken body, if I crash against your shore?

Siren, 2018 8.5" x 11" --- SOLD

You call to me, a lovely siren. But will you harbor my broken body, if I crash against your shore?

Going Home, 2018 8.5" x 11"   Left foot, right foot. Left foot, right foot. The grass weaves softly through my fingers.

Going Home, 2018 8.5" x 11"

Left foot, right foot. Left foot, right foot. The grass weaves softly through my fingers.

Gardening, 2018 8.5" x 11"   It sprouted the evening of April 8th. It was just as the catalog described.

Gardening, 2018 8.5" x 11"

It sprouted the evening of April 8th. It was just as the catalog described.

Fairytale, 2017 5.5" x 6"   And remember, never stray from the path after you pass the skinned tree.

Fairytale, 2017 5.5" x 6"

And remember, never stray from the path after you pass the skinned tree.

Modified, 2108 6" x 8.5"   It started after the tenth swing.

Modified, 2108 6" x 8.5"

It started after the tenth swing.

Keep Breathing, 2018 5.5" x 6.5" — SOLD   When her arms tired, she began to slip down into the darkness, floating only by her lungs.

Keep Breathing, 2018 5.5" x 6.5" — SOLD

When her arms tired, she began to slip down into the darkness, floating only by her lungs.

Inside, 2018 5.5" x 6"   It tugs at the silk with each thump.

Inside, 2018 5.5" x 6"

It tugs at the silk with each thump.

When My Heart Leaked Into the Sky, 2018 5.5" x 6.5"   She watched them float up one by one, hovering above like confused clouds.

When My Heart Leaked Into the Sky, 2018 5.5" x 6.5"

She watched them float up one by one, hovering above like confused clouds.

Trail Blazed, 2018 5.5" x 6"   Every night they glow red again, just like when the lighting struck.

Trail Blazed, 2018 5.5" x 6"

Every night they glow red again, just like when the lighting struck.

Stretch, 2018 5" x 6"   It reached out into the void, searching for what it knew must be there.

Stretch, 2018 5" x 6"

It reached out into the void, searching for what it knew must be there.

The Guide, 2018 5" x 6"   No one remembers when it was carved but we still light it each night.

The Guide, 2018 5" x 6"

No one remembers when it was carved but we still light it each night.

Queen of Hearts, 2018 8.5" x 11"

Sometimes, when I’m still, I can hear her humming.

 

Sunrise, 2019 1” x 2”

21, 2019 5” x 6”

She dropped the saw on the ground. The scientists would never believe her.

End of the Trail, 2019 5” x 6”

He found it at the end, just as the map showed, bark impossibly red and creviced. It was humming.

Lighthouses, 2017 8.5" x 11" --- SOLD

Lighthouses, 2017 8.5" x 11" --- SOLD

Night Stroll, 2017 8.5" x 11" --- SOLD

Night Stroll, 2017 8.5" x 11" --- SOLD

Door, 2018 8.5" x 11"   I’ve been here before, in a dream. The trees glowed just as bright.

Door, 2018 8.5" x 11"

I’ve been here before, in a dream. The trees glowed just as bright.

Sprouting, 2018 5.5" x 6" --- SOLD

Sprouting, 2018 5.5" x 6" --- SOLD

The Stone Piles of Azura, 2017 5" x 8.5"   They always wear black. They always bring someone wrapped in blankets.

The Stone Piles of Azura, 2017 5" x 8.5"

They always wear black. They always bring someone wrapped in blankets.

Story Time, 2018 5" x 8.5"   My skin tingled. It’s my turn tonight.

Story Time, 2018 5" x 8.5"

My skin tingled. It’s my turn tonight.

Azura at Night, 2017 6" x 8"   The things of the night are best left apart from the things of the day.

Azura at Night, 2017 6" x 8"

The things of the night are best left apart from the things of the day.

The Crush, 2018 5.5" x 6.5"   The circles grew louder and needier until they choked the sky with their pulsing.

The Crush, 2018 5.5" x 6.5"

The circles grew louder and needier until they choked the sky with their pulsing.

Balancing, 2018 8.5" x 11"   Some nights her dreams tilted down. Some nights her dreams tilted up.

Balancing, 2018 8.5" x 11"

Some nights her dreams tilted down. Some nights her dreams tilted up.

Up, 2018 5.5" x 6.5"   I’ve been getting better at holding my breath.

Up, 2018 5.5" x 6.5"

I’ve been getting better at holding my breath.

Surfacing, 2018 5" x 6"   The kelp brushed against her skin like wet silk.

Surfacing, 2018 5" x 6"

The kelp brushed against her skin like wet silk.

Transplanting, 2018 5” x 5”

I put it in the flowerpot and promised myself to water it once a week.

C&P Coffee, 2018 5” x 6”

Some say that when its leaves rustle just right you can smell coffee in the air.

The Palouse, 2019 5” x 6”

They walked, feet crunching against the wheat shafts. One carried a bottle of wine and the other two glasses.

Tuesday, 2019 5” x 7”

She pushed forward carefully, remembering to not look too far down or too far up.

Anxiety, 2018 8.5" x 11"   I’m almost there. Now it’s different. Now it’s just me.

Anxiety, 2018 8.5" x 11"

I’m almost there. Now it’s different. Now it’s just me.

Thin Slice, 2018 5.5" x 7" --- SOLD   She kept the specimen on her bedside table. It glowed for nearly 35 years.

Thin Slice, 2018 5.5" x 7" --- SOLD

She kept the specimen on her bedside table. It glowed for nearly 35 years.

First Tree, 2017 5" x 8.5" --- SOLD

First Tree, 2017 5" x 8.5" --- SOLD

Path, 2018 6" x 8.5"

Path, 2018 6" x 8.5"

Lighthouse, 2018 5" x 8.5"   It burns every night like clockwork.

Lighthouse, 2018 5" x 8.5"

It burns every night like clockwork.

Pressed, 2018 5.5" x 6"   She pulled out her book and thumbed to Chapter 3 - Red. She eased the wilted flower into position and smiled.

Pressed, 2018 5.5" x 6"

She pulled out her book and thumbed to Chapter 3 - Red. She eased the wilted flower into position and smiled.

The Island Where You Found Me, 2018 5.5" x 7" --- SOLD   She waits, fixed in the water, for pieces of her memories to wash ashore.

The Island Where You Found Me, 2018 5.5" x 7" --- SOLD

She waits, fixed in the water, for pieces of her memories to wash ashore.

Second Growth in Azura, 2018 5.5" x 7"   I didn’t know what to do so I chopped it down. But from it grew something even more beautiful.

Second Growth in Azura, 2018 5.5" x 7"

I didn’t know what to do so I chopped it down. But from it grew something even more beautiful.

Boiling Point, 2018 5.5" x 6.5"   The bubbles stared back at me from the pot like tiny eyes.

Boiling Point, 2018 5.5" x 6.5"

The bubbles stared back at me from the pot like tiny eyes.

Drift, 2018 5" x 6"   The kelp brushed against his skin like wet silk.

Drift, 2018 5" x 6"

The kelp brushed against his skin like wet silk.

Wolf Hunt, 2018 5.5" x 7"

Wolf Hunt, 2018 5.5" x 7"

She Spoke, 2018 5” x 6”

They screamed so no one could hear.

Waiting, 2019 5” x 6” --- SOLD

The fire spits into the cool night as she waits for her wolf.

Below, 2019 5” x 6”

Every time she passed the tree on her way home, she swore the air smelled faintly of the ocean.

To Have and to Hold, 2019 5.5” x 6”

It was softer than she’d expected.