Artist at Work
This is a video short of some work I completed in 2017. The work is provides a focus on basic questions we have: Where are we from, who are we, how did we get here? In all my work I’m curious how different systems contribute to human behaviors and how communication and memory play a role in individual and group experiences. My work is shaped by places I’ve lived, and my art practice will continue to explore the intersection of place and identity, and how dislocation speaks to the many ways the human condition is affected.
Tributary and Confluence Series
This video highlights the multi-layered, mixed media paintings that use maps as a collage material in an unconventional way. In this series I was interested in repurposing maps to create imagined or abstracted places and bodies of water. Using a variety of media allows me to create interesting textures and layers with paper, paint, and thread. When working with these art materials I was mimicking water currents, and the actions of pulling and pushing. Chance and surprise dictate how I added layers to to create a balance between exploration and extreme control. Two constant threads that run through this work are nature and movement.
Articles and Interviews
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