2016 visual journal: adventures in change

Like other intuitive works, this journal’s imagery originated more from my creative subconscious than any intentional concept development.  As I have gotten older, I’ve made an effort to be more present and aware of my instincts and intuition. Interestingly, I can now look back at works I created over the past few years, and see…

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2015: Faustus

I was asked to create artwork for lobby exhibitions with the Classical Actors Ensemble, a Shakespearean theatre company in Minneapolis. During their fall and spring seasons, they alternate between two different plays.  In October 2015, they performed Dr. Faustus at the Theatre Garage. These are my five works pertaining to Faustus that accompanied the performance:

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lajes now: episode #99

I had the joy of being interviewed for Lajes Now almost a year ago about my work as an artist.  Earlier this year, we filmed an interview about my Seven Social Sins exhibition at the Angra Museum.  Due to many interesting local activities, and several more time-sensitive projects, it understandably took the video producer a…

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the sketchbook project 2013: lyrically inclined

Inspired by my fellow BSU classmates, the delightful Katherine at the Daydream House, the lovely Crystal Price and various other talented artists, I too have decided to join the thousands of artists taking part in The Sketchbook Project 2013.  I was excited to receive my sketchbook despite its rather pitiful size.  However, I assume if you are…

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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,…

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artistic themes IV: fairy tale influence

Fairy tale imagery has appeared consistently in my artwork throughout the past few years.  My association with such imagery had been instinctual—while working, storybook pages, text, or imagery simply seemed to fit with the atmosphere or tone I was creating within a specific piece. I knew I had an internal association with the imagery, and…

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