W. Tucker

Artist Statement

The work begins unplanned. Line drawings, markings, painted strokes and scribbles are made with numerous mediums including oil, lumber stick, resin stick, charcoal, graphite and ink. I work on either simple wood panels or choose from a collection of found materials – old tabletops, cabinet doors, wood blocks wrapped in canvas, and old book covers.

The drawings/markings are created with my non-dominant hand. The use of my left hand allows me to draw in an unpracticed manner, with less control and intention, and without forethought.

More recently the work has expanded from 2 dimensional work to installations that include wall drawings, books, and standing boxes. The wall drawings are transient, painted over when the installation is dismantled, having a beginning and an end. Books are either created or have been adapted from existing books – images are either added to the pages, or pages are removed and new pages are stitched in. The boxes are an exploration of the work in 3 dimensions, of interior and exterior – a comment on what we present to the world and what we may choose to hide.

Over time I have realized that in the finished work I see aspects of our human condition – vulnerability, frailty, kindness, anger, frustration, humor, curiosity, and relationship. As well as glimpses of stories, moments, dilemmas that may represent how we approach or walk through life.

820

ink, charcoal on book cover
6 5/8" x 5 1/16"

$550

all these things filled his head - in the end he knew they meant nothing

ink, resin stick, charcoal, water color, graphite on paper

600 sold

blue ears

oil, resin stick, charcoal on book cover
6 1/4" x 7 1/2"

$500

different

charcoal, resin stick on paper
8" x 5 1/4"

500 sold

discarded

ink, charcoal, resin stick, paper on book cover
8 5/16" x 13 1/2"

600 sold

elephant with ship & pink - the world was changing and neither saw it coming

ink, charcoal, graphite, resin stick on book cover
9 5/8" x 10 3/16"

$600

to be alone in a quite moment

charcoal on book cover
8 3/16" x 11 1/4"

$600

we need many sails

ink, charcoal, graphite, texture paste on paper
9 7/8" x 7 5/8"

$600

there was light above the crown

ink, charcoal, resin stick on book cover
7 1/8" x 7 1/2"

$600

help

resin stick, graphite on book cover
7 1/2" x 10 1/2"

550 sold

how'd they figure it out, was there any figuring it out

ink, charcoal, graphite, fabric, resin stick on book cover
5 1/4" x 8 1/4"

$550

it was the only thing he could do, weather the storm

resin stick, ink, charcoal, paper on box
5 7/8" x 3 1/4" x 2 1/2"

$500

later on we shall see

ink, charcoal on paper
10 3/4" x 8 3/8"

$500

magic

charcoal, paper on album cover
12 1/4" x 12 1/4"

$700

what you saw

ink, charcoal, graphite, texture paste paper on book cover
6 3/4" x 10 1/16"

$500

billy bunny and timmie chipmunk, they needed some sunshine

ink, resin stick on book cover
7 1/8" x 4 7/8"

$500

moving from here to there, when it's a there you don't know

charcoal, resin stick, graphite on book cover
8 1/4" x 5 3/4"

$500

one issue

china marker, charcoal on book cover
7 3/8" x 5"

$650

paths to peace

resin stick, china marker on book cover
8 3/4" x 5 1/2"

$500

quite ship in the middle of it all

ink, charcoal, graphite, resin stick on paper
9 15/16" x 7 5/8"

$600

they came to get him almost daily - all he could do was sit and breathe

ink, charcoal, fabric on book cover
6 1/2" x 8 1/4"

$500

The Dream I Had

resin stick, china marker on book cover
7 1/2" x 4 13/16"

550 sold

Elephant Sunset

resin stick on book cover
5 1/8" x 7 1/2"

550 sold

cake (with candle)

ink, graphite, paper on book cover
7 1/2" x 11 1/16"

$650

A, mule oh son

ink, charcoal, resin stick on book cover
7.75" x 6.25"

$600

8000 + no

charcoal, texture paste, ink, graphite on paper
15 5/8" x 8 5/16"

$600

a bird, a car, orange & red

charcoal, resin stick on book cover
6 1/16" x 8 3/4"

$600

a special bird braves the storm

charcoal, resin stick
7 1/4" x 4 7/8"

550 sold

ACTION: I am (the one) always excited by life

charcoal, resin stick, arrow stickers on book cover
7 7/16" x 10 5/8"

$600

at times the light seemed far removed

ink, resin stick, paper
7 1/8" x 4 7/8"

500 sold

battle of the selves/ could he win

charcoal, resin stick on paper
4 1/2" x 9 1/8"

500 sold

bird flies (through good thing or bad thing)

resin stick on book cover
5 3/4" x 8 1/4"

600 sold

bird no eat house

ink, charcoal, graphite, acrylic paint on wood
28 1/2" x 13 1/2"

1,800

bird with yellow hair

charcoal, watercolor on book cover
7 11/16" x 10 5/16"

$600

black clouds with bird head

ink, charcoal, resin stick
12 9/16" x 12 9/16"

$900

car on black & yellow

resin stick on book cover
5 7/8" x 7 3/4"

$500

car & red bush

watercolor, charcoal, resin stick on book
7 9/16" x 10 3/8"

$600

doing the right thing

ink, tacks on wood
60 1/4" x 7 15/16"

1,800

gently toward lightness

ink, resin stick on paper
6 1/8" x 4 1/2"

$500

head of a fool (#1)

ink on paper (cardboard/album)
12 11/16" x 12 3/8"

$800

head of a fool (#2)

ink on paper (cardboard/album)
2 9/16" x 12 9/16"

$800

how is a home a home

resin stick, color pencil on book cover
5 7/8" x 7 5/8"

$500

snake

resin stick on book cover
6" x 7 7/8

$600

she was calm above all other things

resin stick on book cover
9 13/16" x 6 1/8"

$600

Fix Your...

ink, charcoal, resin stick on book cover
9" x 6"

$600

baby elephant #37298

graphite, charcoal, resin stick on book cover
5 7/16" x 4 3/8"

450 sold

how to make it

ink, resin stick, graphite on paper (album cover)
12 3/8" x 12 1/2"

$800

if only we'd listen

ink on metal
14 3/4" x 40 5/16"

2,600

mink (ain't got nothin' to do with nothin')

ink, acrylic paint, charcoal, graphite on wood
17 3/8" x 11"

1,400

Mrs. Smith

ink, graphite, resin stick on paper
6 1/2" x 4 1/2"

$400

Ms. Cook

ink, charcoal, graphite on paper
5 7/8" x 3 1/2"

$400

my Mother said, your actions are your only truth

ink, resin stick, staples on wood
48 3/4" x 61 1/2"

3,600

official 25 footer (fuck the NRA)

resin stick, charcoal, ink on paper
9 1/4" x 7"

$500

once upon a time

resin stick, china marker on see saw (plastic, metal, bolts, paint)
18 5/8" x 52" x 13"

3,200

one step one step one step

ink, charcoal, resin stick on wood
18 1/4" x 20 3/4"

1,800

past / future

charcoal, resin stick on paper
7 9/16" x 5"

$400

red at night sailor's delight

resin stick on book cover
7 5/8" x 5 1/16"

$550

red bird just above the chaos

charcoal, watercolor on paper
6 1/2" x 4 5/8"

500 sold

round and round

ink, charcoal, resin stick, graphite, paper on book cover
5 3/4" x 7 5/8"

$550

she danced regardless

ink, resin stick on book cover
5 1/2" x 8 1/16"

550 sold

she drove into the blue & the birds followed

charcoal, ink, watercolor, paper on cardbaord (monopoly board)
19 3/8" x 19 3/8"

1,800

ship/ plane/ FIG. 5

china marker, resin stick, acrylic paint on paper
4" x 7 3/8"

$500

simple

ink, acrylic paint, string on wood and metal
50 7/8" x 26 11/16"

2,800

The Woods

charcoal, resin stick on book cover
5 3/4" x 8 5/16"

600 sold

School of How Not to School Oneself

ink, charcoal, resin stick on book cover
7.375" x 6.313"

$550

Literature For The High

ink, charcoal, resin stick on book cover
9 1/8" x 6 1/16"

$600

flying black headed bird

ink, charcoal, resin stick on book cover
4 7/8" x 7 3/8"

550 sold

angry + angry = angry happy + happy = happy

ink, charcoal, resin stick on book cover
6 3/8" x 9 1/2"

$600

some day the light will overwhelm the darkness

ink, charcoal, acrylic paint, lumber sticks, nails, staples, screws on wood

3,600

sun

ink, resin stick, china marker, tape on paper
26 1/8" x 10"

$700

the house in the world

resin stick, paper on book cover
5 5/8" x 8 9/16"

$550

the sky was all there was

charcoal, resin stick, texture paste on clayboard
12" x 12"

$900

the star

charcoal, resin stick, color pencil on book cover
6 1/4" x 7 7/8"

$500

the sun will come out

ink, resin stick on paper
9" x 4 1/2"

500 sold

the world of wildlife

ink, resin stick on paper
9 1/8" x 4 1/2"

500 sold

they were right with the sun

ink, charcoal, graphite on paper (pressed paper)
7" x 9"

$600

two boxers

resin stick on book cover
8 1/4" x 12 1/2"

600 sold

two heads better (gloves off)

ink, acrylic paint, charcoal on plastic (?) and foam
21 1/4" x 63"

3,400

under a dark moon

ink on leather (glove)
8 1/2" x 4 3/4"

700 sold

we continue counting

charcoal, resin stick on book cover
5 5/8" x 8 5/8"

$550

where we are at this moment

ink, charcoal, resin stick, paper, metal on cardboard
11 3/4" x 14"

$800

whose to say

oil, resin stick on book cover
6 3/16" x 9 1/2"

$600

yellow (the light)

ink, charcoal, resin stick on paper
7 1/4" x 8 1/2"

500 sold

yellow flowers for all

graphite, charcoal, resin stick on paper
15 1/4" x 9 7/8"

$600

and only I know what I know

ink, watercolor, graphite, paper on book cover
6 5/8" x 9 3/4"

$600

blue ship on blue ship

charcoal, resin stick on book cover
5 1/8" x 7 9/16"

$600

car with yellow on blue/green

charcoal, resin stick on book cover
5 9/16" x 8 3/16"

$550

in nature, sitting

ink, graphite, resin stick, fabric, paper on book cover
8 1/8" x 5 5/8"

$550

inside out

ink, charcoal, resin stick on book cover
12 1/4" x 9"

$700

listen, listen

ink, resin stick on book cover
6 1/8" x 9 1/4"

$600

move through it

charcoal, resin stick on book cover
4 7/8" x 7"

$550

pieces of blue

ink, charcoal, resin stick on book cover
5 7/16" x 8 1/2"

$550

the happy happy hat

resin stick, graphite, ink, charcoal on paper
7 3/4" x 5 1/2"

$600

reading

ink, marker, resin stick, color pencil, graphite on book cover
8 1/8" x 5 7/8"

$550

really long animal

ink, charcoal, resin stick on book cover
6 3/8" x 9 1/2"

$600

the big house with horse

ink, charcoal, resin stick on book cover
7 7/8" x 5 7/8"

$600

burnt coffee cowboy

ink, charcoal, watercolor, color pencil on paper
8 7/8" 6 15/16"

$600