Depth

Depth Charcoal on Pastel Paper November 2016 As we move through life, we simplify our surroundings, sorting them into categories that make the world easier to understand. Entering a period of depression, I felt myself shifting out of the person I once was; my new emotional state was continually dismissed by those who had decided…

Contour Study

Contour Study Ink on Bristol Board September 2016 This contour study is yet another self-portrait. During the summer and fall of 2016, coming out of an unhealthy relationship, I found it very hard to make art except about my current mental state. Although this piece was made to develop my understanding of the contours of…

Smoke

Smoke Ink on Bristol Board August 2016 In the summer of 2016, the world I had been building was slipping through my fingers faster the more I attempted to control it. This piece juxtaposes rigid control with the fluid and organic forms created by smoke—desire juxtaposed with reality.

Opposing Poles

Opposing Poles Oil on Canvas June 2017 In the summer of 2016, I found myself trapped between my past self and the person I was becoming. I grasped for the past, trying to regain the perspective I once had while the future pulled at me to embrace who I was becoming. I was left in…

Green Sands

Green Sands Oil on Canvas April 2016 Green Sands intermixes elements of impressionism with painting from photograph. Although I painted Green Sands in a studio, as opposed to at the location itself, I used my memories of Green Sands Beach as the basis for the colors and textures of the landscape. This piece exemplifies the…

Vine

Vine Acrylic on Wood Panel March 2016 Vine was an instruction based painting. Following a set of instructions, I created the multiple layers of Vine. The instructions required masking out either large shapes or patterns over the previous layer of painting. Five layers were added in total. After applying all layers, I then revisited the…

Timeline

Timeline Oil on Canvas March 2016 Timeline maps my significant relationships throughout my life. The piece functions both as a linear guide in regards to the timing of these relationships while also using the push and pull of value, size and proximity to reference the impact these individuals made on my life.

Fracture

Fracture Oil on Rag Paper February 2016 Fracture is a figure study combining elements of futurism and cubism, two art styles of the early 20th century. Futurist work emphasized speed, technology and innovation. In painting, this translated into the breaking apart of subject matter in order to show movement of forms through space. The cubists…

Wisp

Wisp Ink on Heavyweight Paper February 2016 I have felt a constant pull between my masculine gender expression and my female body. My comfort with masculine presentation comes into conflict with a desire to feel a part of my female sex—a need to belong. Having long hair became a way for me to present femininely.…

9

9 Oil on Canvas February 2016 I am continually searching for rhythm and balance within my work and within my life. Throughout much of my work I repeat forms in the creation of pattern, symmetry and balance. This series imposes rhythm over objects unrelated in function, creating pattern through their common form and the organization…

Bed Head

Bed Head Ink on Bristol Board December 2015 Bed Head was made as a response to a drawing done by Peter Deligdisch (@peterdraws). As creators, we draw influence from our experiences, our environment and other creators. Bed Head happens to be a more direct response than most of my work. I wanted to push Deligdisch’s…

Feet

Feet Ink on Bristol Board September 2015 Feet is definitely one of my most light hearted pieces. In 2015, I posted a picture showing my feet on Instagram. In response, someone who seemed to have a foot fetish commented in detail how nice my feet are, calling attention to their shape and their “beautiful” arch. I…

Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait May 2015 I strive for perfection in all aspects of my life; art is the one place I have a chance of creating it. This piece, one of my first self-portraits, explores my relationship to my artwork, both through subject matter and through the obsessive control of the medium. Although the artwork pushed me to…