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.
Visual Arts: Painting, Sculpture
From the youngest age I can remember I have been creating artwork, coloring, doodling, sketching… whatever I could get my hands on. I am an artist living in Indiana. I attended John Herron School of Art, Vincennes University and Marion College. I spent several years in Santa Fe New Mexico where I met lifelong friends and was taught the art of stone sculpting. I am focusing on painting right now but I look to get back to stone sculpting in the near future. I love creating whether it be on a canvas or creating something from stone/wood. I enjoy designing things that make people think and or feel good. Life is all about feelings and art is all about life. I feel very thankful to have been given a talent to create beautiful, fun or thought provoking pieces. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it! I am also available for commission work.
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