Clutter. Chaos. Insanity. Anxiety. Overwhelming. Pure energy. Force. Anger. Rage. Frustration. Intimidation. Pure. Garbage. Holes. Circles. Domination. Determination. Claustrophobic. Crushed. Tight. Suffocation. [shown: 5 of 22, works on paper] This series developed over the course of a tough year for me in which I physically moved around several states, delving deeply into myself to discover… Continue reading New Series: Working Title “Heavy Breathing”
8/27/17 I like that there’s not a lot of paint on the surface itself. It feels scraped. It feels rubbed raw. It looks like skin with its tight folds of fabric. It’s stained. It’s hung to dry. It’s dry-rotted. It feels toasted by the sun. Moisture sucked out by the desert. The fabric swatches on… Continue reading Artist Journal #35
8/21/17 The fabric swatch paintings should be mounted on wooden panels with cradles. Then expanded texturally through fabric overlay and further collage. I want them to jump off the page but not be completely immersed as in assemblage; but with the air of assemblage in its feeling of ephemeral move-ability. No solid objects. Staying within… Continue reading Artist Journal #34
Getting fired up in the studio! This fabric series is really transforming and I’m starting to make some visual and visceral connections between my current experiments and both finished an unfinished projects from the past. I’ve been obsessed with voids and holes, with shapes both pushing forward and receding back into space. Let me begin… Continue reading Studio Update: Tying Together
3/11/15 I had a break-through moment in the studio with this painting, which for a while I couldn’t quite crack the code for what it needed to be complete. I have succeeded in creating a single, larger shape, floating on a white surface; surface tension. It both sinks into the fabric beneath the history of… Continue reading Artist Journal #23
non-verbal was my first solo exhibition, consisting of work created from summer 2012 to spring 2013. The show contained drawings. paintings, sculptures and a performance piece. This exhibition doubled as my senior show, at the end of my final quarter at the Savannah College of Art and Design.