The brim series describes an ethic of daily reverence and toil that has almost completely disappeared in a world almost alienated from old-fashioned handiwork. Imagery from these works on paper includes household objects—tables, cabinets and shelves, as well as buckets, basins and pitchers. Interwoven into these drawings are proverbs, alphabets, history texts, rosters of chores and measurements, excerpts from cookbooks and childhood memories.
A rhythmic recitation of tasks is depicted in these drawings, lending a sense of purposefulness and joy. The layers of text–written, erased, painted over and then re-written–serve as the leaves of books containing, diary entries, recollections, recipes and older methods of doing work.