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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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,... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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.
Over a year ago now--during an afternoon in January 2010, I was walking my dog along the river path near my home. I watched the light sparkle through the lightly swaying branches as the sun warmed my face for the first time in weeks. I was struck with a feeling of utter tranquility. I felt... Continue Reading →
I remember once in the second grade, sitting alone on the edge of this huge sandbox on the playground of my elementary school. I don’t recall the events that had previous transpired, causing my little seven-year-old brain’s life-altering revelation. What I do remember is the stark realization that if I simply expect the least-positive outcome... Continue Reading →