Tyrell Collins is known for her two divergent ongoing bodies of work, featuring gestural landscapes and linear abstraction. What unites Collins’s exploration of these disparate subjects is her experimentation with material and technique, as well as a tendency towards simplified forms. Her landscape works are, in fact, not based on physical sites, but rather her imagination, or “a balance of realism and suggestion” according to Tyrell. In the past, she has used oil mixed with powdered metallic pigments, mica powder, gold leaf, and graphite powders on grounds of wood, canvas, and aluminum panels. In 2010, Collins began to create non-referential works exploring the drawn line. These works span a range of gestures and forms—curved lines, parallel lines, calligraphic marks—that Collins explores in iteration and layers.