prints and drawings

SERIES   Thistles, Glyphs and Ciphers (2016 – ongoing)   pigment prints, dimensions variable
Visualize a transitional likeness of the natural world, no longer descriptive landscape, but information: palimpsests of pattern upon pattern; a fragmented topography; cross currents; an embrace of chaos and complexity; and, yet, almost inexplicably, the persistence of Beauty.

Each picture-building component in Thistles, Glyphs and Ciphers is a kind of signifier: bitmapped photo fragments; the suggestion of a semi-transparent, multi-layered surface; encryption integers; randomized text passages tracked into lattice structures; glyphic outlines of a text-based negative space; the ephemeral blossom as a metaphor for fecundity and affirmation. Categories take over, as each picture edges away from the particular and tilts toward a set of circumstances.

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Up Needs Down Like Down Needs Up (2017)
pigment print on paper with hand-inlaid white gold leaf, wooden dowel and embroidery floss – 36 x 56 inches framed.

Treatise on God (2017) —–pigment print on paper

SERIES   A Rake’s Progress 2.4.5.7.8. (1992)
charcoal, india ink, coffee on BFK Rives paper – 22 x 30 inches unframed.


Trans Feral (1992)
collage – 8 x 10 inches unframed.

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Foreground Notes Dans la nature, l’éctriture (1994 – ongoing)
Finding proto-language written in the calligraphy of trampled grass… This long-term study – which includes drawings, video, photography and pigment prints – looks at natural details often overlooked or trodden underfoot. Each drawing sequence consists of rapid notations, a kind of syntax of seeing, while manipulated photos and video provide a visual record of place and detail. The tropes of descriptive landscape have lost the ability to surprise – the goal here is to freshen sight.

SERIES   Foreground Notes Splits and Script

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Foreground Notes: LineSet Drawings — ink on handmade paper, mounted on custom-built hardwood lattice frames. Tracing the contours of looking.

SERIES   Foreground Notes selections from a number of series

Foreground Notes Land Skip Edge Render ( HD video loop )
A single column of pixels is extended from the edge of each of four digitally manipulated Foreground Notes landscape details in this silent, meditative study.

SERIES Foreground Notes: Vertical Scrolls, average dimension 15 x 50 inches.

Four Ways to See Dewdrops (2004)

Outskirts of Things  Winged Seeds (2018)

SERIES   Outskirts of Things Father’s Garden Folio 01  (2018)   pigment prints, dimensions variable

For print pricing and availability, please send an inquiry to: tt@timtrompeter.net