48”X50” Fluid acrylic, Sumi Ink, Micron, and Molotow on Paper, 2018
As an artist I am constantly in the process of rediscovering myself and evolving, moving in a cycle of creating, narrating, abstracting, studying, organizing, and disorganizing. I often work within a theme, sometimes including a narrative such as my series on climate change, a memoir style graphic novel, or a body of abstract images based on current anxiety levels. A recent subject within my work consists of common fears, both rational and irrational created within different levels of narrative moving into abstraction. Often I will begin a piece with an idea, object, or story in mind, and consider it while I am in the early stages of creating. Sometimes the subject is revealed immediately to the viewer, while other narratives can be hidden within disorganized patterns of linear mark making and abstract shapes. My physical artistic process moves within two stages of creating, the wet energy stage and the meditative linear stage. During the first stage, I let my aggression out on my medium, which is often a smooth paper, allowing me to move quickly and abruptly, using Sumi Ink and Fluid Acrylic. The meditative linear stage is where the work will begin to take shape. I draw forms, patterns, and lines within the shapes created during the first stage, often creating new “characters” within the piece. These works are created as therapy and the physical process is of equal importance as the final product.
48”x 58” Fluid Acrylic, Sumi Ink, Molotow, Micron on Paper, 2018
48”x 53”,Fluid Acrylic, Sumi Ink, Molotow, Micron on Paper, 2018
48”x50” Mixed Media Collage, Sumi Ink, and Fluid Acrylic on Paper, 2018
10’x4’, Fluid Acrylic, Sumi Ink, Molotow, Micron on Paper, 2018