The Aged And Unknown

This series embodies the ideology of the phase Noli Me Tangere: latin for “touch me not” from the original Greek translation “cease from holding me”. Realized in ink, lacquer and lead, the series represents creatures that dwell timelessly in the arcane. The images invite the viewer to an intimate encounter with the aged and unknown,

but only insofar as the viewer may witness, but not touch, the mystery untamed. My intention is to present the creature in its natural form; to abstain from personification, to challenge the viewer to abandon the desire to attach ones own meaning and interpretation to the physical presence of a wild creature.