Michael Tegland

Michael Tegland draws in graphite on wood panels and then paints over them with black latex paint. He believes his drawings to be a combination of “my wondering mind and my hand connecting to a thought and then scribing it.” His sense of wonder is deeply rooted in several cultural influences, especially his own Norse and Germanic past. This may account for his work's black on black palette and images of both obscure and familiar figures embedded or flowing in a web of geometric patterns.