Polylithic Record


Ink and chalk pastel on vellum


Polylithic Record is my attempt to recreate the curiosity, novelty, and surprise I experienced observing the multitude of colors found at ones feet in Wyoming. It was often that I found myself constantly amongst rolling plains of green and big blue sky only to look down to see more colors and shapes amidst the rocks than on any single used paint palette.

The rocks are monoprints on vellum with drawn contour landscapes that have been shaped and manipulated to create unique rock forms. The piece is meant to be manipulated by the viewer as rocks are picked up, examined, and replaced in new orientations similar to the actions I took in Wyoming. 

Photo by Jenny Liu