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”
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
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
Progress in the Studio: Work for EN EM Art Space
Finally photographed some of the stuff I’ve been working on in the studio the last few months. This is work for a series to be shown at my first show with my new representing gallery EN EM Art Space! The show is in Sacramento, CA and will be on display from October 1 – November… Continue reading Progress in the Studio: Work for EN EM Art Space
Advanced Painting Sketchbook (2013-2014)
This is a sketchbook I hand-bound and began using in my advanced painting class of winter 2013. I still work in this sketchbook today, and it still proves to be vitally important to my current studio work.
Progress in the Studio
Accepted to a Juried Exhibition!!!
Hey Everyone! I just got accepted to a juried exhibition I entered in West Virginia! It will be my first show outside of school, and what a great way to start out the beginning of my last quarter at SCAD. Third Annual Art and Earth Celebration Juried Art Exhibition April 20 – May 11, 2013… Continue reading Accepted to a Juried Exhibition!!!
Exhibition Review: “Stretching the Limits: Fibers in Contemporary Painting”
SCAD Museum of Art Curator: Melissa Messina The contemporary painting world is constantly experimenting with ways to discuss the history of painting through creative uses of media. In the exhibition “Stretching the Limits: Fibers in Contemporary Painting” at the SCAD Museum of Art, a narrative is created throughout the history of fibers from Sheila Hicks… Continue reading Exhibition Review: “Stretching the Limits: Fibers in Contemporary Painting”