We moved suddenly to the ideological brink where we could no longer stand each other. We heaped a great inferno into the ocean where it boiled over to form this new world, 2017
Paper Lithography, Screenprint, acrylic, colored pencil, gold and silver leaf, laser cut and spray paint on paper
71.5 in W x 38.5 in H

 

The Transition

In my travels—both at home and abroad—I observe the arbitrary nature of borders and the micro-fiefdoms they create, while imagining the hopeful and catastrophic effects of natural phenomena. This exploration of narrative set in dystopian, bizarre landscapes, was made in loose collaboration with my husband, writer Marc Lefkowitz. The source imagery can be found on Instagram under #scifiresearchtrip.

 
 

I run Power Station Beta. It draws energy from the waves and desalinates the water... I work alone, 2017
Screenprint, oil, acrylic, silver leaf and spray paint on paper
31 in W x 22 in H

The sun rises over the canyon mixing with ocean air. It lifts a crimson haze on a succulent studded hillside. Palm trees shudder. The ocean hammers the rocks below, 2017
Photo Lithography, Screenprint, colored pencil, oil, acrylic, gold leaf and spray paint on paper
63.75 in W x 23 in H

 
 

I look up to where a home has appeared on the Cliffside and the sun rises over the canyon mixing with ocean air. (Variation 2), 2017
Photo Lithography, Screenprint, colored pencil, acrylic and spray paint on paper
31 in W x 22 in H

 
 
 
The border without the border is hard to fathom,  2017 Photo Lithography, Screenprint, colored pencil, acrylic and spray paint on paper 31 in W x 22 in H

The border without the border is hard to fathom, 2017
Photo Lithography, Screenprint, colored pencil, acrylic and spray paint on paper
31 in W x 22 in H

 
The sky color here speaks a thousand languages. In the north, you’re insulated from color on the endless stretch of monochromatic days refracted in office tower glass. Here, color speaks to you all of the time,  2017 Photo Lithography, Screenprint, colored pencil, acrylic, gold leaf and spray paint on paper 47.75 in W x 20 in H

The sky color here speaks a thousand languages. In the north, you’re insulated from color on the endless stretch of monochromatic days refracted in office tower glass. Here, color speaks to you all of the time, 2017
Photo Lithography, Screenprint, colored pencil, acrylic, gold leaf and spray paint on paper
47.75 in W x 20 in H

 
Crossing the border; it has long been the most armored place on the continent,  2017  Photo Lithography, Screenprint, colored pencil, acrylic, gold and silver leaf, collage and spray paint on paper  48.5 in W x 22.5 in H

Crossing the border; it has long been the most armored place on the continent, 2017
Photo Lithography, Screenprint, colored pencil, acrylic, gold and silver leaf, collage and spray paint on paper
48.5 in W x 22.5 in H

 
It’s hard to explain, but it happened slowly, the transition,  2017  Photo Lithography, Screenprint, colored pencil, acrylic, gold leaf and spray paint on paper  49.25 in W x 23 in H

It’s hard to explain, but it happened slowly, the transition, 2017
Photo Lithography, Screenprint, colored pencil, acrylic, gold leaf and spray paint on paper
49.25 in W x 23 in H

 
Where desperation emptied into the valley and a river bed had turned over a hundred times, small creatures explode from behind rocks,  2017  Photo Lithography, Screenprint, colored pencil, acrylic, gold and silver leaf and spray paint on paper  50.25 in W x 23 in H

Where desperation emptied into the valley and a river bed had turned over a hundred times, small creatures explode from behind rocks, 2017
Photo Lithography, Screenprint, colored pencil, acrylic, gold and silver leaf and spray paint on paper
50.25 in W x 23 in H

 
I look up to where a home has appeared on the cliffside. It is ornately carved and near the top raining rays of light down on the beach,  2017  Photo Lithography, Screenprint, colored pencil, acrylic, gold and silver leaf, laser cut and spray paint on paper  50.25 in W x 23 in H

I look up to where a home has appeared on the cliffside. It is ornately carved and near the top raining rays of light down on the beach, 2017
Photo Lithography, Screenprint, colored pencil, acrylic, gold and silver leaf, laser cut and spray paint on paper
50.25 in W x 23 in H