Artist Journal #27

7/23/15 “Deceptive Clarity” The surface lends itself to chaos. It was made for this abuse, this obstruction, this abrasion. It presented itself as a possibility, as an open palette for receiving energy. It received my energy. My energy comes out in waves of frustration and anger. I feel angry at what the world refuses to… Continue reading Artist Journal #27

Artist Journal #26

7/2/15 < Sheets > It’s about the fabric, its history, the palette it offers in color. Three larger paintings, stretched unevenly so that the edges of the wood shows. One pink, one green, one blue. < Paper > It’s about the shapes, the isolation of the space, the illusion of atmospheric relations. the final layers… Continue reading Artist Journal #26

Artist Journal #25

  “Beneath the Stones” 3/20/15 It started like the painting on postcards series – with a surface previously existing. The piece was an unsuccessful abstract work, or maybe the work of a desist, under-valued artist. Either way, the work ended up at Goodwill, and I was inspired by it’s pre-existing marks. The palette was simple,… Continue reading Artist Journal #25

Artist Journal #24

1/26/15 How easy it is to write when posture and clarity are the main objectives. Sometimes I wonder why I no longer aimlessly write, then I remember it’s because I don’t force myself to do so. Life is easy when a college professor gives you assignments and deadlines. When you are your own manager and… Continue reading Artist Journal #24

Artist Jounral #16

1/30/14 This journal entry consists of linguistic brainstorming for titles of my new drawings. Typically, when I am titling my work I will sit down with it and write out almost small stories about my feelings and reactions to the finished piece. Sometimes this journaling will involve memory of the experience of making it, or… Continue reading Artist Jounral #16