VARIOUS WORK

 
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MOST RECENT WORKS

Made in 2020, these pieces are a representation of the balance between structure and chaos. Using Stewart Semple's Black 3.0, the blackest black acrylic paint available to all artists except Anish Kapoor, I carefully portray various shapes onto a purposefully crumpled paper. Some images are more ordered than others, but the shapes all change as the viewer moves around the piece.

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PROCESS WORKS

My materials are living beings.
Paper steadily breaths as pencil moves on the surface.
Frame stands tall, proudly displaying the fabric’s taught appearance.
Canvas rejects liquid, needing to be wooed by the touch of brush.
Then, it retreats into itself as water absorbs.
Graphite crawls, seeping into the threads of canvas, weeping.
It whispers while crossing over paper, grunting when it breaks through.
Remaining grounded in the moment, I notice these happenings.
In these moments, the materials become an extension of myself.

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UNTITLED MARKS

To create this work, I used 9B graphite pencil, graphite powder, and eraser on paper. Through the process of covering each surface, I explored hard and soft marks as well as the marks of removal. My goal was to examine materials, while leaving evidence of intense labor. My intentions were to emote through my mark making so that the final result projected an aura of what I was feeling; I wanted to elicit empathy from my viewers with this piece.

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POURS

Works included here were made by pouring gallon buckets of gesso on canvas. Ranging from 36"x36" to 60"x60", these paintings examine the way material emulates the body, creating blemishes and scars through the texture of the paint as it dries.

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MATERIALS ACTING HUMAN

This on-going series contains spur-of-the-moment images of canvas frames placed in various environments, each acting with a degree of human-ness.

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OVAL HAIR WORKS

This series contains works on oval panels as I continue exploring materials such as graphite pencil, gesso, and other gel mediums involved in my painting practice.

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FROM THE HAIR SERIES

These works are large-scale portraits of my own hair using graphite pencil on paper. Also included is a piece using Williamsburg Graphite Grey oil paint. With these pieces, I wanted to explore material and the "seemingly unfinished"