2014 & 2015: Despondency Carnival

Artist Statement: Much like when I began my Ancient God & Contemporary Circumstances(2013) and Seven Social Sins(2010) bodies of work, this series hit me like a compulsion.  I just kept painting.  However, the similarities end there. Unlike those mixed media works that have an external focus on relevant contemporary social issues, this series as created intuitively with... Continue Reading →

2014: better left unsaid

Artist Statement:  This body of work is based on the intuitive nature of creating art. My previous bodies of work often focused on issues regarding gender inequality and social justice. These works contain similar mixed media techniques and elements I have developed over the years, with a revised focus on the process of creating art. Generally... Continue Reading →

2013: ancient gods and contemporary circumstances

Artist Statement:  I have been captivated by Greek mythology since I first learned about it in my adolescence. I was drawn to the very human characteristics, vices, and faults of these powerful gods and goddesses. With Greek mythology, the existence of the enigmatic deities fulfilled the same role as gods have across cultures throughout human... Continue Reading →

2011: haunted

Artist Statement: I have an addiction to photographing the abandoned building I find all around this beautiful island of Terceira.  I'm completely drawn to them, despite the insects, mold, and scratchy plant life that inevitably await me within and around these structures. Forgotten books, papers and monochrome family photos littering shelves, reminds me other humans... Continue Reading →

2011: altered endings

As I mentioned in my previous artistic themes post, fairy tales has always captivated me.  As an adult, they still hold a certain allure for me that is difficult to explain. Aesthetically, I love the iconographic associations we all have with very basic fairy tale imagery—a half eaten apple, a red cloak, a glass slipper,... Continue Reading →

2011: sonhos melancolia (melancholy dreams)

Artist Statement:   Terceira (a Portuguese island in the Azores) has a seemingly endless amount of abandoned buildings; I adore them.  An earthquake struck the island near Angra de Heroismo in 1980.  I assume many of these damaged structure were simply created from quake’s aftermath.  I do know some were destroyed by other means, such a flood,... Continue Reading →

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