An installation inspired by deep sea creatures and Antarctic structures. Formed out of gel gloss, then hand stitched. I am going to revisit the piece this week and experiment with different ways of displaying them. Hanging the mini sculptures just didn't work to show the patterns of the gloss or the composition underneath.
Possible plan for a sculpture. I am aiming to transform some of these drawings into three dimensional forms, bridging that gap between two technical boundaries. Lately, I have been admiring AJ Fosik, with his methods for translating the tension between two and three dimensional art. The thought of constructing this seems dangerously intimidating. Angles, angles, and more angles. But, that said, I probably will attempt something anyways.
Working here to incorporate intricacy while still leaving a negative margin. The imagery is a blend of deep sea and exploration; the element of surprise upon discovery. This is a result of me watching too much History Channel...
Experimenting with shape and structural landscapes. The first perspective looks like an island falling while in the second perspective appears more like a spaceship flying. Once again, I would rather my work be open to different interpretations. I am always changing my mind.
A sculpture I did for a two-week group exhibition called Art Bash. Proud to say it is a functional, outdoor throne. Long process; twenty cans of gold spray paint, a lot of material, and tiring hours. Little art generated this past spring due to the fact this took so much time. But it was worth it, nothing has felt more rewarding.
This is the first painting I did after my first semester; its important to note I usually do not paint on canvas, so this was a frustrating process. I began with an old canvas I had previously painted back in 2007, and taped off certain areas to paint black. I originally was aiming for something similar to the inside of a cave. But that quickly morphed into this, which to me seems more like icebergs or mountains.
Just Because I Am Small Doesn't Mean I Can't Think Big Thoughts
aprox. 16x 20"
I started this piece by pouring enamel onto Masonite. I wanted to incorporate quilt-like patterning in an unusual way; I was finishing up with the fashion department, so fabric was playing a role as a source of influence. Rather labor-intensive process involving four different layers.
This painting is more about me playing with my favorite medium on my favorite surface: enamel on Masonite. I let the paint have control, allowed it to dry, and then drew in figures, more like monsters and robots, over the piled layers.
These two drawings stem from one of my prized possessions--my tennis racket. I began with a still life in ink, and over 12 drawings, gradually abstracted the side of the racket, where the strings meet the holes. The first image is drawing number ten and the third image is number eight; the two I preferred.
First page in a larger-scale book, "Spotlighters"; stopped at eight pages. I aimed to incorporate themes of the 'watchful eye' and lack of privacy due to the negative effect of the media. The varied protagonists are to be interpreted as musicians, actors, et cetera. Their body language displays panic and anxiety in contrast to their antagonists, known as Spotlighters, who use beams to stalk these figures. Mainly, I did not want to incorporate a story line; I enjoy my work being open-ended. So, the limited text represents sound effects or other hints to the setting. I spent a solid three months working on this series; I am surprised I can still see...
This older work stems from my interests in travel, architecture, and color. I was exploring the loss of privacy and its potential dangers, applying that to the point of view of a secret agent. Most of my older work deals primarily with these themes, in a graphic, illustrative style.