Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
My artwork evolves from sketches and photographs of organic shapes found in nature. I use a process that consists of constructing and deconstructing images. The patchwork results drive my creative decisions about the composition, content, sizes and materials of the art pieces. This physical process drives my intuitive decisions.
The woodcuts correspond to the original subject material, and they add structural elements to a natural fluidity. The use of paper creates a more flowing physicality. I use oil and acrylic paints and ink on the structures. The painting and mark making are my responses to the natural shapes. Some organic shapes are captured within structured settings, such as shadow boxes and rectangular canvasses. This dichotomy of control and freedom connotes the imbalanced system of man and nature.
“Those who cannot begin do not finish.”-Robert Henri
Visual Arts: Sculpture, Textiles
My life has been one of constant change and adaptation, both unsettling and exciting conditions by which one can still grow and thrive, but that can make it difficult to anticipate outcome and overall direction. Consequently I am intrigued by all that can be controlled. My fiber-based work has, in itself, characteristics derived by this reality such as fragility, tension, elasticity and equilibrium, and only through a precision-based controlled execution, my work comes to life and tells a story that has a clear beginning and an end in sight.
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