OUTWARD REPRESENTATIONS

of an internal dilemma where instinctual self-protection challenges the desire to be understood in the clarity of total disclosure...

I am deeply engaged with the human response to that which threatens the well-being of an individual, but more specifically: self-protection. In my experiences, I observe the safety of self-protection in numbers, layers, noise and an automated fight or flight mentality, all of which come together to form an ulterior, visual distraction.

My work is a discovery of material and self-awareness through frantic, semi-automatic scrawling shrouded in-between layers of a discretionary show and tell.

I seek to take cover, de-escalate and resolve; distract, protect, camouflage, escape, survive.

 
 
 

Peel, 2016

acrylic, charcoal, graphite and oil on panel

16x16

First Portrait, 2017

pastel, charcoal, graphite, acrylic, oil pastel on panel

6x6

 

Cloud

Graphite, charcoal on paper

48"x6'

Becoming On You, 2017

acrylic, graphite, charcoal, hair, styrofoam, oil pastel on panel

9x12

Put the Fire Out, 2016

acrylic, charcoal, graphite, styrofoam on panel

14x14

 

Scroll Drawings

Graphite, Charcoal on paper

48"x6+'

They Were Just There, Staring

Graphite, charcoal on paper

8'x48"

Elementary, 2016

acrylic, ink, colored pencil, graphite, oil on panel

6x6

Dating Glyphs, 2016

acrylic, charcoal, colored pencil on panel

16x16

 

Stair

Graphite, charcoal on paper

48"x6'