366 sketches: project introduction

An artistic high school classmate of mine has inspired me to take on my own 365 sketches project (although, it is 366 for me, since 2012 is one of those illusive leap years).  Impressively, he posted a new drawing each day of  2011.  Taking part in a project of this nature will undoubtedly improve my…

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2010: seven social sins

Artist Statement:  Seven Social Sins was my primary body of work created in 2010. The project consists of twenty-one 24 inch x 24 inch mixed media pieces on canvas. Media used included paper, found objects, ephemera, fabric, colored pencil, watercolor, ink and acrylic paint. Each canvas contains a unique conceptual image based on one of…

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artist’s way: week nine

In week nine, I was instructed to read my past eight weeks of morning pages.  Therefore, I read many, many boring, repetitive and mundane details about my life (as well as how writing apparently makes me sleepy quite frequently).  However, among my writings, I was able to discover numerous fascinating insights into aspects of both…

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artist date: week nine

As a child, I delighted in my brilliantly named pass-time of thing-finding.  This effectively consisted of wandering around in various places finding things.  During my older brother’s baseball games, my father’s softball games, or even particularly long walks with my mother, I would amuse myself by searching the ground for any fascinating piece of metal,…

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journal process: read all directions carefully

Image 1:  I combined small amounts of white, yellow and red acrylic paint on the pages and spread the paint over the pages with a palette knife in horizontal and vertical lines.  The white paint blended into the white of the paper, but the acrylic paint provided slight thickness to give the page texture.  On…

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2008: Aesthetic Alchemy

Among my other works created in 2008, I finished this series of fifteen surreal watercolor collage works.  The following images are sample works from this series.  Each piece is 9.5in x 12.5in on Arches coldpress watercolor paper.  The titles in this series are inspired by the concept of Jenny Holzer’s truisms.

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