Sight and Sound
acrylic on watercolor paper
Experimental Drawing has taught me to explore my love for color in abstract gestural ways. These two works combine gestural line and geometric shapes in order to create balance. To me, a sense of organized chaos is what I often find most interesting.
acrylic and pastel on canvas
I have always been drawn to a strong source of light in my paintings. It is my hope that viewers will travel through the piece as light moves through it, a culmination of layers, adding, taking away, breaking up the underlying foundation of color. As you approach the work look for the appearing and disappearing of strokes, the way nature's light is always in transition.
wood & fiberglass screen
Our lived environments often go unnoticed. Whether it's our immediate built habitats or our greater ecological context, we rarely consider our tangible relationships with our material surroundings. Why do we blindly pass through our spaces with little thought as to our connection to them? Why do we commodify our environments, seldom extending ourselves into a relationship even if only by the simple act of dedicated observation? I choose to create site specific installations because sculpture has the unique ability to mediate that experiential relationship. The multi-layered moire effects and the shifting planes bring a new dynamic to the angles and atmosphere of the space, while the lightly-hanging monoliths cause pause, welcoming us into deeper perception of our immediate surroundings.
DRAWING AND A SENSE OF PLACE
These drawings are an exploration of place, memory, location, and space -- whether that sense is embodied in a person, a room, or a larger area. The artists were asked to create drawings as reflections on a sense of place, which resulted in this collection of meditative and observant images.