2019 > a space a shape a cloud a box

Atmospheric 5
Acrylic on Coventry Rag
37 3/16 x 49 in.
2019
Atmospheric 4
Acrylic on Coventry Rag
36 1/8 x 48 3/16 in.
2019
Atmospheric 14
Acrylic on Coventry Rag
21 5/8 x 29 1/16 in.
2019
Atmospheric 13
Acrylic on Coventry Rag
20 ¾ x 28 ½ in.
2019
Backdrop for an Unscheduled Performance
Found fabric, found trim, spray paint, acrylic, lawn chair webbing and thread
dimensions variable
2019
Suspend III
found fabric, polyester, acrylic, lawn chair webbing, and thread
Dimensions Variable
2019
Suspend II
found fabric, polyester, acrylic, lawn chair webbing, rayon fibers, glitter, and thread
dimensions variable
2019
Suspend 1
found fabric, polyester, acrylic, lawn chair webbing, and thread
variable
2019

My formal strategies often align with painting. I make objects and installations with found materials, and I utilize the methods and tools of drawing and painting. I give myself extreme creative permission, and I grant that to my audience as well. Through my work, I frame an opportunity of reflection to the viewer about themselves, inviting them to evocation upon their own multi-layered history and memories. Can a viewer imagine, perhaps as a child would, meaning behind a conglomeration of substances? At what point does coalescing an opinion or an idea about an object, or a set of objects, become information? Using found materials is an immediate access point for that and a way to re-write an inclusive historicity of matter. I also consider labor, construction, structure, and tactility as their own paths to comprehension.

Mark-making becomes an ambient form of communication, as a breath or a suggestion, through atmospheric bouquets of chroma - metaphors for fixed cultural meaning. Form, space, material, color, and biography create an organic synthesis of complex relations. An installation becomes an empirical occurrence in immersive subjectivity; the act of painting is the catalyst of unfurling multiple dimensions on a single surface.