My practice is based around an ongoing inquiry of space, geometry, color, the body, and most importantly, association. The imagery is culled from such varied sources as science fiction movies, obstacle courses, fantasy adventure themed television shows, sports, digital space, video games, religious temples, geology, and the natural word. I use a mix of synthetic and natural mediums, striving to to make marks that can imply aggression or affection in their application... simple caresses of paint with the fingertips and coarse brushstrokes, harsh lines, and unpredictable marks made with sparks and drips that follow the aftermath.
Currently I have been making watercolors that use natural pigments exclusively. Sources vary from plants, insects, cow bones, and minerals, and are meant to inform meaning through their materiality. I am interested in the history of how natural pigments have been cultivated and traded, and how that reflects in the world today. The imagery in my most recent series has evolved from many totems and emblems I have used in the past. Each one I see as an altar to its materials, and to all of the various transformations that have occurred to create these rich colors.
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