Randall Reid seeks to establish visual windows - portholes of time.
These windows appear to have been unearthed as archeological finds. A
comtemplative buffer, acting as a quiet zone, usually surrounds the
drawing. In many instances the graphite or mixed-media drawing invites a
juxtaposition of copper, brass, steel, limestone or another earth element
Reid establishs relationships that appear natural - symptomatic
of the earth. It is the earth with which he identifies. It is the
rearrangement of its elements, the shifting of its parts, the recreation
of its matter and time displacement that extends his exploration. Reid
says, “I feel I am arranging layers, passages, ambiguous realities and
figurative elements which can become narrative anthologies. The use of
symbolism is residual.” Although his work may be individually titled, it
all falls under the greater heading of "Earth Symptoms".