The Republic of Dark, 2018
This body of work is a return to etching for me. While I had been researching theoretical problems of such topics as the threat to humanity by Artificial Intelligence and intelligent life on other planets, I was blindsided by what I felt was the existential threat of the election of Donald Trump.  It seems as though our empire is in its twilight, our own Hellenistic Period is upon us. Many of the plates borrow these Hellenistic tropes, figures in roles of dominance and subordination, psychological splits within a frame, or general sense of tension and apprehension. The plates are fragmentary, cut and punctured, tarnished and corroded