Portfolio > para-paintings

My studio practice represents a commitment to making a visual order of chaos, exhaustively using material circulating my periphery. Painting is a chosen limit; it is a microcosm of my work as a whole. In the recent series, “Para-paintings,” I allow myself to be sentimental about the initial, uninhibited gestures by cutting them out. In this sense they gain character; they become orphans in need of a home. Once I assemble a large collection of these dissimilar shapes and textures, the recomposition becomes a thoughtful, patient experiment in attempting a unity that may or may not be achievable. Unity often manifests as a tiny, synchronistic moment where cutouts merge or create an illusion. This is a game of tuning into and out of detail…a game of discovery that I want to play with the viewers.

2016
2016
nature conspires to help you
acrylic, spray paint, and paper on wood panel
2015
2015
subterrarium
acrylic, spray paint, and paper on wood panel
12"x 12"
2016
shores apart
acrylic, spray paint, and paper on wood panel
4"x 4"
2015
mer-wing
acrylic, spray paint, foam, and duct tape on canvas
12"x 12"
2014
the grass is greener
acrylic, spray paint, and paper on wood panel
2016
fever frontier
acrylic, spray paint, duct tape, paper, and plastic on wood
4"x 4"
2015
barney stone
acrylic, spray paint, and paper on wood panel
4"x 4"
2016
rapture/rupture
acrylic, spray paint, duct tape, foam core, pipe cleaner, and rubber on wood
7 1/2"x 8"
2014
untitled
acrylic, spray paint, foam, and paper mâché on canvas
8"x 8"
2015
untitled
acrylic, spraypaint cardboard, paper mâché, and duct tape on canvas
10"x 10"
2015
"slowsand"
Sandpaper, plastic, and acrylic on paper
6"x 8"
2013
"sky shelf"
Acrylic, spray paint, and duct tape on paper
2013
"cloudbusting in the desert"
Acrylic, spray paint, and duct tape on paper
11"x 14"
2013
Acrylic and duct tape on paper
2013
"the empyrean canopy"
Acrylic and spray paint on paper
14"x 16 1/2"
2013
"calm, not qualm"
Acrylic and spray paint on paper
14"x 18"
2013
Acrylic and duct tape on paper
14"x 17"
2013
"what drips away when you take flight"
Acrylic, sea salt, and duct tape on paper
14"x 17"
2013
"serpentskirt"
Acrylic and spray paint on paper
4"x 5 3/4"
2013
Acrylic and duct tape on paper
2013
"sog story"
Acrylic, spray paint, and duct tape on paper
11"x 14"
2013
"visitors of the shadow"
Acrylic, spray paint, and duct tape on paper
12"x 14"
2013
"against the grain"
Acrylic and found texture on paper
4 1/2"x 6"
2013
"lemonette"
Acrylic, duct tape, and plastic on paper
4 1/2"x 6"
2013
Duct tape and acrylic on paper
6 1/4"x 7 1/2"
2013
little ley line
Acrylic and duct tape on paper
5 1/2"x 6"
2013
"red reverb"
Acrylic on paper
5"x 5 3/4"
2013
"autumn's gravity"
Acrylic on paper
4"x 4 1/2"
2013
"bouncy ballad"
Acrylic on paper
6 1/4"x 8 1/4"
2013
"mermaid gate"
Acrylic, duct tape, nail polish
4 1/4"x 5 1/4"
2013
Acrylic on paper
2013
"mumbler"
Acrylic on paper
2013
"fumbling flare"
Acrylic and duct tape on paper
2013
rilkean morning
Acrylic, spray paint, and duct tape on paper
11"x 14"
2013
"skyward whisper"
Acrylic and duct tape on paper
5 1/2"x 6"
2013
"patchwork, spilt"
Acrylic and duct tape on paper
4 1/2"x 6 1/2"
2013
Acrylic, duct tape, spray paint
6 1/2"x 7"
2013
"weeping bridge"
Acrylic, duct tape, sandpaper
4 1/2"x 5 1/4"
2013