2020 Year Long Project [Working Title]

The 2020 Year Long Project [Working Title] is a 366 day endeavor that involves writing, drawing, painting, poetry and photography – a compilation of life in it’s minutia – a daily muse of present focus – a divergence from perfection – an allowance of full exploration in five major parts: #1 PHOTOGRAPHS: Working with my… Continue reading 2020 Year Long Project [Working Title]

Artist In Residence | Solo Show “Peripheral Nerve”

Reception – Saturday, May 25th from 3-6pm Shoebox Projects 660 South Avenue 21 #3 LA Ca 90031 Live Performance @4:30pm Memory. Loss. Trauma. Pain. Love. Anger. Thrill. Anxiety. Obsession. Seeking Connectivity. Constructing Consciousness. I am a compilation of knowledge, experiences and beliefs being constantly broken up and rearranged throughout life’s unexpected turns. Everything that is… Continue reading Artist In Residence | Solo Show “Peripheral Nerve”

Artist Journal #39

4/20/18 They are like garments. They are like ghosts. They are like figures. They hang; they pull. They inform. They skew. 4/23/18 Repetition is the monster. Style is the box. Series is the limitation – the boundaries – the empty hole cascading into nothing. Titling is the definition. Completion is the destination. No destinations –… Continue reading Artist Journal #39

Artist Journal #38

4/7/18 I think the issue I’m running into is not so much fabrication as it is presentation. Dirty inside clean. Chaos inside precision. Energy under control. Maybe focusing less on ‘tightening’ or responding to the initial image with refining layers, but instead letting the refinement happen in the presentation – the hanging, isolating apparatus. A… Continue reading Artist Journal #38

Artist Journal #37

12/18/17 ART SHARE Not simply hanging art. This is a chance to curate, not just hang. There will be other group shows where work can be hung. This is a chance to say something, to relay information to the viewer beyond the painted image. The collage series – faces in obscurity, collaged with high end… Continue reading Artist Journal #37

Artist Journal #36

12/13/17 I need to go back to the beginning; where the initial idea for the series surfaced. The history of the fabric swatches. There in lies my seeking of adventure, my exploration of the spaces around me, my obsession with abandoned buildings and repurposing lost forgotten remnants of time. These forms don’t exist elsewhere. They… Continue reading Artist Journal #36

Artist Journal #35

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

Artist Journal #34

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

Artist Journal #33

8/18/17 Imagine using translucent fabric as a means for layering and partially obscuring previous marks, instead of paint. What if I’ve been approaching the entire fabric series with a close-mindedness that is hyper focused on the previous success of my Deceptive Clarity series? I want to continue masking and playing with space, but it doesn’t… Continue reading Artist Journal #33

Studio Update: Tying Together

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