2016


Delirium, Oil on Panel, 2016, 6 x 6 in.
Delirium, Oil on Panel, 6 x 6 in.


Balanced, Oil on Panel, 2016, 6 x 6 in.
Balanced, Oil on Panel, 6 x 6 in., SOLD


Complements, Oil on Panel, 2016, 6 x 6 in.
Complements, Oil on Panel, 6 x 6 in.


Gems, Oil on Panel, 2016, 6 x 6 in.
Gems, Oil on Panel, 6 x 6 in.


Overcome, Oil on Panel, 2016, 6 x 6 in.
Overcome, Oil on Panel, 6 x 6 in.


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My process begins by seeing. By slowing down to absorb my surroundings, I can unplug from the materialistic world and begin to see the sublime of nature. From studying forest undergrowth to observing sunrises and sunsets, I have become increasingly aware of how nature is in a constant cycle, always in a state of balancing itself. In my paintings, I focus on real and symbolic cycles of life and death to gain more understanding about our own life cycle, both physically and spiritually. I manipulate the compositions to reinforce the cyclic state of balance and to spatially complicate the viewers’ relationship to the subject matter, inviting closer inspection and contemplation. The handling of paint also supports the concept of life and death. Forms are recognizable, but remain abstracted to prompt questions about the life of the subject matter, as well as our relationship to it. I bring awareness of natural processes in order to promote self-reflection and encourage spirituality in terms of our own life cycle. Paying more attention to nature’s balance brings us closer to the divine and can provide us with a sense of understanding and hope – something that cannot be offered by material excess – that will, over the course of time, help our earth and our existence.

Cyclic Balance, Oil on Panel, 2016, 24 x 14 in.
Cyclic Balance, Oil on Panel, 24 x 14 in.


Evolve, Oil on Panel, 2016, 12 x 6 in.
Evolve, Oil on Panel, 12 x 6 in.


Record Keeper, Oil on Panel, 2016, 12 x 6 in.
Record Keeper, Oil on Panel, 12 x 6 in.


Shelf Life, Oil on Panel, 2016, 12 x 6 in.
Shelf Life, Oil on Panel, 12 x 6 in.


Coexist, Oil on Maple, 2016, 26 in. diameter
Coexist, Oil on Maple, 26 in. diameter




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