Artist Journal #22

2/26/15 MAPPING – I realize now, the works in progress and the frustration of illusionary space and physical space I was struggling to develop in the series “Everything Has Strings” is in the process of being actualized in the new burlap paintings currently in-progress in the studio. Not only do these paintings satisfy an exploration… Continue reading Artist Journal #22

Advanced Painting Sketchbook (2013-2014)

This is a sketchbook I hand-bound and began using in my advanced painting class of winter 2013. I still work in this sketchbook today, and it still proves to be vitally important to my current studio work.

Large Scale Painting Completed: “A Breath of Fresh Air”

After going through many compositional changes throughout the past few months, and having began its existence in early 2013, this large scale painting has just now been stretched and completed this March 2014! What used to be a double canvas, un-stretched, hanging-free piece has now been divided into two separate works. With its re-orientation and… Continue reading Large Scale Painting Completed: “A Breath of Fresh Air”

Painting Today: Commentary on Chapter 6: Ambiguous Abstraction

Finding Identity Reading Chapter 6: Ambiguous Abstraction in Painting Today was akin to a metaphysical trip through my own mind. I related to many of the key concepts discussed behind abstraction and its keen ability to retain “the integrity of the human hand, and thus the integrity of the human identity.” Unlike in Chapter 5,… Continue reading Painting Today: Commentary on Chapter 6: Ambiguous Abstraction

Painting Today: Commentary on Chapter 5: Pure Abstraction

Pathos      Pure Abstraction is slightly less broad then the single word Abstraction, and yet it encompasses many levels of visual constructs through surface, materials, and process. Chapter 5 in Painting Today, coins this term for abstract work that explores the physical tendencies of paint along with a less expected idea, one which critics… Continue reading Painting Today: Commentary on Chapter 5: Pure Abstraction

Painting Today: Commentary on Chapter 3: Neo-Expressionism

Appropriation      Neo-Expressionism is known for it’s “exaggeration, heightened colors, myth and personal imagery.” This period of time throughout the 80’s in painting, rose heavy debate and many important questions. These artists were following a time when absolute abstraction, the all-over principle of Jackson Pollock, and the idea that art is an object that… Continue reading Painting Today: Commentary on Chapter 3: Neo-Expressionism

Progress in the Studio + Group Show Images

Along with images from recent studio work, I’ve included installation shots of my work Hanging the Remnants which is on display for the Senior Showcase in Alexander Hall as part of the DeFine Art Festival happening in mid-February here at SCAD Savannah.                              … Continue reading Progress in the Studio + Group Show Images