Untitled
Untitled

18x20”

Oil and Tape on Canvas

Untitled Orange
Untitled Orange

18x20”

Oil and mixed media on canvas

Looking
Looking

8x10”

Oil on panel

sold

Altered Presence 3
Altered Presence 3

8x8”

Oil on Canvas

All OVER the Place
All OVER the Place

18"x20” ish

Oil and Mixed Media on Paper

All OVER the Place is my first attempt to dive into the artificial pieces of human experience. There is a sense of flatness in the digital world, both in appearance and in conceptual ideas of digital reality. I capture this one-dimensional, plastic, false feeling of the virtual world by creating flat shapes with acrylic paint that maintain reference to the human body. I use ink to emphasize the repetitive, gridded, and coded nature of our current existence.

Disassembled Reaches
Disassembled Reaches

2x3’

Oil on Canvas

Let Me Go
Let Me Go

18x22”

Oil and mixed media on panel

Let Me Go, Breathe, and Wracked are all part of a series aimed at addressing trauma in both my final image, as well as in my process. I leave tape, negative space, sketch marks and interrupted form on my canvases to emphasize my process. I parallel my mark making with my fractured reality by leaving layers of various materials exposed. I also challenge myself to embrace confusion by exploring unique ways of interacting with the paint and the canvas. I use diluted and thinned oil paints to slightly forgo my authority in order to let the paint drip at its own will. This technique not only creates a more distant rendering of the subject, but the process itself resists my personal clarity, control and authorship. My process articulates the detachment, disorientation, and brokenness behind struggling to express personal emotion.

Wracked
Wracked

18x22”

Oil and mixed media on canvas

Breathe
Breathe

18x22”

Oil and mixed media on canvas

Faults
Faults

22x22”

Oil and mixed media on canvas

Dreams
Dreams

8x10”

Oil and Charcoal on Panel

Dreams is an attempt to understand the meaning of the physical body in alternate, opposite, and/or virtual realities. This piece denies concrete weight, but embraces enough form and shape to acknowledge the existence of a fully intact body. The title stems from the unrecognizable dimensions that exist in dreams, emphasizing the surreal quality of the layers of different materials used in the piece.

Slippery Obstructions
Slippery Obstructions

8x10”

Oil on Panel

In addition to noting on the same themes of disassociation discussed in previous pieces, Slippery Obstructions attempts to make the connection between technology and trauma available to the viewer by placing artificial intelligence into the actual image. The figure in the front moves through the obstructions like a human, but in reality is only a replication of a living being. This is an example of how trauma has existed since the dawn of time, but as a result of the digital age, it only recently displayed itself in feelings of virtual, technological and robotic states.

Whispers
Whispers

4x6”

Whispers questions how paint itself can create intangible line, form and shape to provide fluid meaning and fuzzy reality. The image is blurred just enough to lift the weight of the figure onto a plane resting slightly above the canvas. The possibility of clarity is there, but she exists in an in-between state. Her form is exposed yet her being is altered by the fluidity of paint.

Tired Rain
Tired Rain

8x10”

Oil on Panel

Tired Rain is one of my first pieces made during my search for understanding the meaning of dissociation, trauma, space and the translation of those ideas into paint. I captured these ideas in immediate ways, with the subject’s distant expression, the fluidity of her skin, the slightly unnatural colors and the obstruction of her face. The conceptual ideas are more concrete in the outcome of this piece, to the point where the viewer can first understand the image as something that truly exists in their world and in mine. My main goal was to have the viewer connect to the piece through the most recognizable power that painting holds, the power to elicit emotion.

Altered Presence Series 1
Altered Presence Series 1

6x6”

Oil on panel

Altered Presence Series 2
Altered Presence Series 2

8x8”

Oil on panel

Sunday Mornings
Sunday Mornings

16x18”

Oil and Charcoal on Canvas

Adorned in Tears
Adorned in Tears

16x18”

Oil and Charcoal on Canvas

sold

Self
Self

6x4’

Oil on canvas

sold

Untitled
Untitled Orange
Looking
Altered Presence 3
All OVER the Place
Disassembled Reaches
Let Me Go
Wracked
Breathe
Faults
Dreams
Slippery Obstructions
Whispers
Tired Rain
Altered Presence Series 1
Altered Presence Series 2
Sunday Mornings
Adorned in Tears
Self
Untitled

18x20”

Oil and Tape on Canvas

Untitled Orange

18x20”

Oil and mixed media on canvas

Looking

8x10”

Oil on panel

sold

Altered Presence 3

8x8”

Oil on Canvas

All OVER the Place

18"x20” ish

Oil and Mixed Media on Paper

All OVER the Place is my first attempt to dive into the artificial pieces of human experience. There is a sense of flatness in the digital world, both in appearance and in conceptual ideas of digital reality. I capture this one-dimensional, plastic, false feeling of the virtual world by creating flat shapes with acrylic paint that maintain reference to the human body. I use ink to emphasize the repetitive, gridded, and coded nature of our current existence.

Disassembled Reaches

2x3’

Oil on Canvas

Let Me Go

18x22”

Oil and mixed media on panel

Let Me Go, Breathe, and Wracked are all part of a series aimed at addressing trauma in both my final image, as well as in my process. I leave tape, negative space, sketch marks and interrupted form on my canvases to emphasize my process. I parallel my mark making with my fractured reality by leaving layers of various materials exposed. I also challenge myself to embrace confusion by exploring unique ways of interacting with the paint and the canvas. I use diluted and thinned oil paints to slightly forgo my authority in order to let the paint drip at its own will. This technique not only creates a more distant rendering of the subject, but the process itself resists my personal clarity, control and authorship. My process articulates the detachment, disorientation, and brokenness behind struggling to express personal emotion.

Wracked

18x22”

Oil and mixed media on canvas

Breathe

18x22”

Oil and mixed media on canvas

Faults

22x22”

Oil and mixed media on canvas

Dreams

8x10”

Oil and Charcoal on Panel

Dreams is an attempt to understand the meaning of the physical body in alternate, opposite, and/or virtual realities. This piece denies concrete weight, but embraces enough form and shape to acknowledge the existence of a fully intact body. The title stems from the unrecognizable dimensions that exist in dreams, emphasizing the surreal quality of the layers of different materials used in the piece.

Slippery Obstructions

8x10”

Oil on Panel

In addition to noting on the same themes of disassociation discussed in previous pieces, Slippery Obstructions attempts to make the connection between technology and trauma available to the viewer by placing artificial intelligence into the actual image. The figure in the front moves through the obstructions like a human, but in reality is only a replication of a living being. This is an example of how trauma has existed since the dawn of time, but as a result of the digital age, it only recently displayed itself in feelings of virtual, technological and robotic states.

Whispers

4x6”

Whispers questions how paint itself can create intangible line, form and shape to provide fluid meaning and fuzzy reality. The image is blurred just enough to lift the weight of the figure onto a plane resting slightly above the canvas. The possibility of clarity is there, but she exists in an in-between state. Her form is exposed yet her being is altered by the fluidity of paint.

Tired Rain

8x10”

Oil on Panel

Tired Rain is one of my first pieces made during my search for understanding the meaning of dissociation, trauma, space and the translation of those ideas into paint. I captured these ideas in immediate ways, with the subject’s distant expression, the fluidity of her skin, the slightly unnatural colors and the obstruction of her face. The conceptual ideas are more concrete in the outcome of this piece, to the point where the viewer can first understand the image as something that truly exists in their world and in mine. My main goal was to have the viewer connect to the piece through the most recognizable power that painting holds, the power to elicit emotion.

Altered Presence Series 1

6x6”

Oil on panel

Altered Presence Series 2

8x8”

Oil on panel

Sunday Mornings

16x18”

Oil and Charcoal on Canvas

Adorned in Tears

16x18”

Oil and Charcoal on Canvas

sold

Self

6x4’

Oil on canvas

sold

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