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Alex’s drawings could be considered landscapes, but using only tree forms to depict the scene. Portrayed flatly as black ink silhouettes, but in focused detail, branches and trunks emerge from the lines. No shorthand brushwork or painterly illusion is employed. Every mark is equally attended to on the paper, allowing the viewers eye to find or create emphasis as they view the piece.

This style emerged slowly from more traditional landscape drawings and paintings done in a variety of media. This current approach he developed primarily in the interest of ritual over illusion. His images are about forms, about a language of lines rather than a play of light.

Together as One
Ink on Bristol Paper
32x38"
2014
Necrolatry (2)
Ink on Bristol Paper
33x28"
2014
Monuments
Ink on Bristol Paper
36x30"
2014
Below the Lights
Ink on Paper
32x38"
2013
Necrolatry
Ink and Wash on Paper
40x32"
2014
Fire and Demise
Ink on Paper
33x28"
2013
Rays (1)
Ink on Paper
25x30"
2013
Rays (2)
Ink on Paper
25x30"
2013
Lifeless Dominion Opens
Ink on Paper
38x52"
2013
Through the Gates
Ink and Ink Wash
29x33"
2012
Alone in the End
Ink and Ink Wash on Paper
33x27"
2012
Amidst Chaotic Angles
Ink on Paper
42x55"
2012
Drasil
Ink on Paper
39x33"
2012
Set and Setting
Ink on Paper
22x28"
2011
Dead Forever
Ink on Paper
31x18"
2011
Black Tree Tops
Ink on Paper
12x30"
2011
Black Tree Pair
Ink on Paper
17x21"
2010