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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The Transformed

The Transformed

watercolor, acrylic, oil, conte crayon, woodcuts on pieced paper 45" × 66" 2000 – 2019
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Dove Vedo Lo Spirito

Dove Vedo Lo Spirito

watercolor, charcoal, conte crayon, graphite, found paper on pieced paper 19" × 18.5" 2009 – 2019
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Homage to Alfred Schnittke

Homage to Alfred Schnittke

watercolor, charcoal on paper 22" × 29.5" 2019
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Pi

Pi

watercolor, acrylic, conte crayon, graphite on pieced paper 19" × 30" 2009 – 2019
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Slow Measure

Slow Measure

watercolor, oil, conte crayon, woodcuts, antique measuring tape on pieced paper 50" × 14" 2002 – 2019
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Catacomb 61

Catacomb 61

watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, antique postcard, frottage on paper 12" × 11" 2009 – 2019
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Cloaca

Cloaca

watercolor, conte crayon, woodcut on paper 16" × 19" 1995 – 2019
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Catacomb Hashim

Catacomb Hashim

watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, relief print on pieced paper 20.5" × 24" 2009 – 2019
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Catacomb 11.19

Catacomb 11.19

watercolor, graphite, frottage on paper 19" × 16" 2016 – 2019
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The Falconer

The Falconer

watercolor, acrylic, oil, woodcuts, charcoal, conte crayon on pieced paper 42.5" × 32.5" 1996 – 2019
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Adam No Adam

Adam No Adam

watercolor, acrylic, oil, conte crayon, charcoal, magic marker, woodcuts on pieced paper 19" × 71" 1996 – 2018
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30 IX 1207

30 IX 1207

watercolor, conte crayon on pieced paper 27" × 13.75" 2002 – 2018
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Animali di Otranto

Animali di Otranto

watercolor, acrylic, ink, graphite, relief prints, human hair, found paper on pieced paper 14" × 22" 2016 – 2018
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Qui Abitava I

Qui Abitava I

watercolor, acrylic, graphite, conte crayon, relief print, frottage on paper 19" × 16" 2015 – 2018
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Qui Abitava II

Qui Abitava II

watercolor, conte crayon, charcoal, graphite, ink, frottage on paper 19" × 14" 2016 – 2018
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Sopra Sotto

Sopra Sotto

watercolor, acrylic, conte crayon, relief print on pieced paper; colored pencil by Olivia Lyon Winslow Meyer 32" × 19" 2002 – 2018
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Adoniram Ignotus

Adoniram Ignotus

watercolor, acrylic, oil, conte crayon, charcoal, relief print on pieced paper 34" × 53" 2010 – 2018
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Catacomb 6-17

Catacomb 6-17

watercolor, graphite on paper 19" × 16" 2016 – 2017
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Catacomb 64-11

Catacomb 64-11

watercolor, oil, charcoal, woodcut on pieced paper 32" × 18.5" 2011 – 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 Ragno nelle Catacombe

Il Ragno nelle Catacombe

watercolor, oil, acrylic, conte crayon, woodcuts, hair on pieced paper 33.25" × 35.5" 2001 – 2017
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Catacomb 3-08

Catacomb 3-08

watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, conte crayon, transfer print on pieced paper 16" × 28" 2008 – 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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Catacomb 22-08

Catacomb 22-08

watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, ink on pieced paper 21.75" × 14" 2008 – 2017
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La Panchina

La Panchina

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

The Nesting Boxes

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

Caveam

watercolor, acrylic, oil, conte crayon, charcoal, antique glass eye, wood on pieced paper 18.75" × 27.75" 2013 – 2016 Private Collection
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L’Antefissa

L’Antefissa

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

Omaggio a Padre Alessandro

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

Catacomb 10/’16

watercolor, acrylic, graphite, frottage, conte crayon, charcoal on paper 18.75" × 16" 2016
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Catacomb 33

Catacomb 33

watercolor, bistre ink, conte crayon, charcoal on pieced paper 22" × 13.75" 2009 – 2016
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Orion

Orion

watercolor, acrylic, conte crayon, charcoal on pieced paper 27.5" × 19.25" 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 35.5" × 91" 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 43" × 46.75" 2008 – 2015
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Tarogato

Tarogato

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

Hear the Ground Give Way

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

Flann's House

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

Encode My Jericho - Catacomb 16

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

Obsidian

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

Flann's Book

watercolor, charcoal, conte crayon, graphite 19" × 28" 2009 – 2012
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Il Nido del Cancro 4

Il Nido del Cancro 4

watercolor, graphite, conte crayon, charcoal on pieced paper 26.75" × 15.75" 2015 – 2016
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Il Nido del Cancro 3

Il Nido del Cancro 3

watercolor, charcoal, conte crayon, graphite 31" × 16" 2009 – 2012 Private Collection
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Il Nido del Cancro 2

Il Nido del Cancro 2

watercolor, charcoal, conte crayon, graphite on paper 19" × 14" 2009
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Il Nido del Cancro 1

Il Nido del Cancro 1

watercolor, charcoal, conte crayon, graphite on paper 19" × 16" 2009
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Il Fossore

Il Fossore

etching, aquatint, drypoint, scraper 13.75" × 10.75" 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 19" × 16" 2009 – 2011
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A System of Conduits

A System of Conduits

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

Gaudi

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

Catacombs 27 and 40

watercolor, conte crayon, charcoal, leather, metal 14" × 32.5" 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 25.75" × 93.5" 1991 – 2011
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Catacomb 4

Catacomb 4

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

Ten Encryptions

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

Murnau

watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, conte crayon, colored pencil, card catalog, found object 32.75" × 24.75" 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" × 27.75" 2008 – 2011
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The Circus

The Circus

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

Catacomb 34

watercolor, charcoal, conte crayon, graphite 19" × 16" 2010
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Catacomb 62

Catacomb 62

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

Caroga

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

Black Icon

watercolor, acrylic, ink, charcoal, conte crayon, monoprint 40.5" × 37.5" 1996 – 2009 Collection Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
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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 14" × 11" 2009
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The Hanging

The Hanging

watercolor, acrylic, oil, ink, intaglio prints, charcoal, conte crayon, graphite 26.75" × 24.75" 2004 – 2009
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Orbiters

Orbiters

watercolor, acrylic, oil, woodcuts, charcoal, conte crayon, graphite 65.6" × 126.5" 2002 – 2007