Our society currently struggles to balance its need and desire for man-made products with its growing concern over our limited natural resources. By carefully selecting and strategically arranging manufactured and natural objects in my painting set-ups, I create unique compositions that illuminate this conflict and the consequences of imbalance. I want viewers of my paintings to be reminded that our own actions and decisions can greatly effect and transform everything that surrounds our existence. In my paintings, I use space and depth to also communicate this message. Clusters of seemingly random objects — some loosely tethered or netted — float in a dark abyss to convey the transience of life and the ephemeral appeal of objects that are lost or discarded, and then forgotten. My goal is for viewers to question their relationship not only with the painted objects, but also the objects they encounter and use in their daily lives.
Trapped, Oil on Maple, 2014, 48 in. diameter, SOLD
You First, Oil on Maple, 2014, 24 in. diameter
No Outlets, Oil on Maple, 2014, 24 in. diameter, SOLD
Walk the Plank, Oil on Maple, 2014, 24 in. diameter
Cocoon, Oil on Panel, 2014, 10 x 8 in.
Migration, Oil on Panel, 2014, 10 x 10 in.
Balancing Act, Oil on Birch, 2013, 8 in. diameter
Leading Nowhere, Oil on Panel, 2013, 8 x 8 in.
Sewing the Future, Oil on Birch, 2013, 8 in. diameter
Fallen Age, Oil on Birch, 2013, 8 in. diameter
“God Enriches,” Oil on Maple, 2013, 8 in. diameter
Play By Containment, Oil on Maple, 2013, 8 in. diameter
Confirming Success, Oil on Panel, 2013, 6 x 12 in.
What Matters, Oil on Panel, 2013, 12 x 9 in., SOLD
This triptych depicts a narrative about politics and
the pitfalls of those in power. The squirrel, representing
an authoritative figure, is combined with symbols of power,
evil, greed, and secrecy. The underlying messages
exemplify political problems.
POISON, Oil on Copper, 2013, 2.75 x 3 in., NFS
Overdosed, Oil on Copper, 2014, 3 in. diameter copper disc, NFS
Want or Need?, Oil on Copper, 2014, 5 3 in. copper discs
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