Like mapmakers, we draw and paint what we observe, but find our drawings inevitably cross over into the unknown, for, like maps, they are never truly, wholly accurate, never allowing for shifting points of view, or even the necessity of dreams.

This then, is our region—where the visible and invisible meet, where the observed and the intuitive lie side by side, and where the seen pays a constant debt to the unseen.

THOMAS LYON MILLS
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Adam No Adam

Adam No Adam

watercolor, acrylic, oil, conte crayon, charcoal, magic marker, woodcuts on pieced paper 19.5" × 71.25" 1996 – 2017
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Catacomb Masks 56

Catacomb Masks 56

watercolor, acrylic, conte crayon, charcoal, etching on pieced paper 41" × 27.5" 2002 – 2017
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Catacomb 44

Catacomb 44

watercolor, conte crayon, charcoal, transfer prints on pieced paper 19" × 43.5" 2009 – 2017
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Il Pupazzo Infedele

Il Pupazzo Infedele

watercolor, acrylic, oil, conte crayon, charcoal, woodcut on pieced paper 33" × 53" 1996 – 2017
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La Panchina

La Panchina

watercolor, acrylic, conte crayon, charcoal, hair, wire mesh, wood on pieced paper 18.25" × 27.5" 2016
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The Nesting Boxes

The Nesting Boxes

watercolor, acrylic, oil, conte crayon, charcoal, hair, wood, wire mesh on pieced paper 14" × 31.75" 2008 – 2016
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L’Antefissa

L’Antefissa

watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, coins on pieced paper 33.75" × 33" 2001 – 2016
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Omaggio a Padre Alessandro

Omaggio a Padre Alessandro

watercolor, acrylic, bistre ink, conte crayon, charcoal on pieced paper 41.5" × 17.5" 2002 – 2016
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Catacomb 10/’16

Catacomb 10/’16

watercolor, acrylic, graphite, frottage, conte crayon, charcoal on paper 16" × 18.75" 2016
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Caveam

Caveam

watercolor, acrylic, oil, conte crayon, charcoal, antique glass eye, wood on pieced paper 27.75" × 18.75" 2013 – 2016
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Catacomb 33

Catacomb 33

watercolor, bistre ink, conte crayon, charcoal on pieced paper 13.75" × 22" 2009 – 2016
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Il Nido del Cancro 4

Il Nido del Cancro 4

watercolor, graphite, conte crayon, charcoal on pieced paper 15.75" × 26.75" 2015 – 2016
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Orion

Orion

watercolor, acrylic, conte crayon, charcoal on pieced paper 19.25" × 27.5" 2001 – 2016
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Shuron

Shuron

watercolor, acrylic, oil, conte crayon, charcoal, magic marker, graphite, antique glass eye, tape measure, relief print on pieced papers 91" × 35.5" 2002 – 2015
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Adoniram Acrobasis

Adoniram Acrobasis

watercolor, acrylic, oil, conte crayon, charcoal, graphite, woodcuts, darning cotton on pieced paper with fabric 46.75" × 43" 2008 – 2015
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Tarogato

Tarogato

watercolor, acrylic, conte crayon, charcoal, graphite, antique tape measure on pieced paper 47" × 24" 2008 – 2014
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Hear the Ground Give Way

Hear the Ground Give Way

watercolor, acrylic, oil, conte crayon, charcoal, woodcut 36" × 22" 2009 – 2014
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Flann's House

Flann's House

watercolor, acrylic, oil, conte crayon, charcoal, antique manuscript, billboard fragment 15.75" × 22.75" 2008 – 2014
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Encode My Jericho - Catacomb 16

Encode My Jericho - Catacomb 16

watercolor, charcoal, conte crayon, graphite, ink 16" × 19" 2008 – 2014
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Obsidian

Obsidian

watercolor, acrylic, oil, charcoal, woodcut, antique certificate on pieced paper 19" × 43" 1994 – 2014
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Flann's Book

Flann's Book

watercolor, charcoal, conte crayon, graphite 28" × 19" 2009 – 2012
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Il Nido del Cancro 3

Il Nido del Cancro 3

watercolor, charcoal, conte crayon, graphite 16" × 31" 2011 – 2012
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Il Fossore

Il Fossore

etching, aquatint, drypoint, scraper 10.75" × 13.75" 2007 – 2013 Collection St. Leo University, St. Leo, FL
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Catacomb 43

Catacomb 43

watercolor charcoal, conte crayon, tufa, graphite, cardboard collage on pieced paper 16" × 19" 2009 – 2011
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A System of Conduits

A System of Conduits

watercolor, ink, charcoal, conte crayon, woodcut 45.75" × 38" 2002 – 2012
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Gaudi

Gaudi

watercolor, dirt, sand, cloth, antique greeting card, graphite, conte crayon, charcoal 16" × 19" 2008 – 2012 Private Collection
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Catacombs 27 and 40

Catacombs 27 and 40

watercolor, conte crayon, charcoal, leather, metal 32.5" × 14" 2008 – 2012
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The Beautiful Butterfly Flutters Away

The Beautiful Butterfly Flutters Away

watercolor, acrylic, oil, woodcuts, charcoal, conte crayon, graphite, tufa, collage 93.5" × 25.75" 1991 – 2011
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Catacomb 4

Catacomb 4

watercolor, charcoal, graphite 16.25" × 21.5" 2008 – 2011
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Ten Encryptions

Ten Encryptions

watercolor, acrylic, oil, charcoal, conte crayon, tufa, bottle cap 19" × 25.75" 2008 – 2011
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Murnau

Murnau

watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, conte crayon, colored pencil, card catalog, found object 24.75" × 32.75" 2001 – 2011 Collection St. Leo University, St. Leo, FL
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Il Cubiculo

Il Cubiculo

watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, conte crayon, tufa, collage, leather book cover fragment 27.75" × 27" 2008 – 2011
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Number 63 <em>from the series</em> 73 Prayers in the Underground

Number 63 from the series 73 Prayers in the Underground

watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, conte crayon, collage 35.75" × 40.75" 2001 – 2010
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The Circus

The Circus

watercolor, acrylic, oil, woodcuts, charcoal, conte crayon, colored pencil 20.75" × 30" 2002 – 20.75
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Catacomb 34

Catacomb 34

watercolor, charcoal, conte crayon, graphite 16" × 19" 2010
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Catacomb 59

Catacomb 59

watercolor, conte crayon, charcoal 11" × 14" 2009
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Il Nido del Cancro 1

Il Nido del Cancro 1

watercolor, charcoal, conte crayon, graphite on paper 16" × 19" 2009
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Il Nido del Cancro 2

Il Nido del Cancro 2

watercolor, charcoal, conte crayon, graphite on paper 14" × 19" 2009
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Catacomb 62

Catacomb 62

watercolor, charcoal, graphite 11" × 14" 2009 – 2011
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Caroga

Caroga

watercolor, acrylic, oil, charcoal, conte crayon, relief and intaglio prints 88.75" × 23.25" 2002 – 2009
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Black Icon

Black Icon

watercolor, acrylic, ink, charcoal, conte crayon, monoprint 37.5" × 40.5" 1996 – 2009 Collection Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
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Little Caroga

Little Caroga

watercolor, charcoal, conte crayon, graphite, playing card 43.25" × 14" 2008 – 2009
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Catacomb 47

Catacomb 47

watercolor, charcoal, frottage 14" × 14" 2009
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Catacomb 63

Catacomb 63

watercolor, charcoal, graphite 11" × 14" 2009
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The Hanging

The Hanging

watercolor, acrylic, oil, ink, intaglio prints, charcoal, conte crayon, graphite 24.75" × 26.74" 2004 – 2009
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Orbiters

Orbiters

watercolor, acrylic, oil, woodcuts, charcoal, conte crayon, graphite 126.5" × 65.6" 2002 – 2007
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No. 27 <em>from the series</em> 73 Prayers in the Underground

No. 27 from the series 73 Prayers in the Underground

watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, conte crayon, graphite 27.5" × 33" 2001 – 2004
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No. 60 <em>from the series</em> 73 Prayers in the Underground

No. 60 from the series 73 Prayers in the Underground

watercolor, charcoal, conte crayon, collage 13.75" × 27" 2002 – 2003