Dwelling

Dwelling Plywood, Wood Molding, Oil and Spray Paints April 2018 Houses are not inherently emotionally charged spaces. My work examines the shift from house to home that occurs through the act of dwelling. Objects, mementos, traditions, acts of care and of tending charge our space emotionally. Through these investments, we construct our home, causing our…

Christmas 2006

Christmas 2006 Oil Paint, Wood Panel, Tape December 2017 Houses bear the marks of the life occurring within. The space begins to show the strain of the human presence becoming a metaphor of those who inhabit it. The pieces Knee and Christmas 2006 fixate on the moments of human interaction with the physical space of…

Knee

Knee Wood Panel, Oil Paint, Tape December 2017 Houses bear the marks of the life occurring within. The space begins to show the strain of the human presence becoming a metaphor of those who inhabit it. The pieces Knee and Christmas 2006 fixate on the moments of human interaction with the physical space of the…

Azotic, Opals, Ametrine

Azotic, Opals, Ametrine Oil Paint, Pyrography, Wood Panel October 2017 This triptych draws its influence from my trip to Opal Pool in late August of 2017. The forest fires raging across the west coast left Oregon in a dense smoke. The sun filtered through this haze for months, creating bizarre and unnatural colors through the…

Looking In

Looking In Oil on Canvas and Black Tape March 2017 Looking In draws from a recurring memory of returning to my home. Windows, traditionally points of access into the life within, provide little insight to the events occurring behind the walls. Returning to this scene holds great significance to me, embodying the fragmentation of relationships…

Cecilia

Cecilia Oil on Canvas February 2017 For this portrait, I wanted to explore the influence of an artist’s relationship to their subject and the resulting painting of that subject. Cecilia is part of a series in which I painted three of my friends. I took reference photos of Cecilia in person, hoping to capture something…

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…

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…

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…