Work > What You See and Feel is You

How and why do we let someone affect our life? There can be a tendency to gravitate towards a commonality, but the need for independence remains. In every relationship there is a protagonist. Whether that protagonist is in the position of authority can shift depending upon perception.

This body of work began inspired by memories that are part of a larger narrative. The work has focused more sharply on describing power relationships. Some shapes take on visually dominating positions within the composition. Are they affecting the shape they sit or lay against or is the other shape able to absorb it and make it part of a greater whole?

The canvases are representative of specific situations drawing on my reactions to certain events. I use color and design elements, like pattern and texture, to describe a subtle tension within these mental landscapes. While using the language of abstraction I find a way to make sense of the world around me, and the way I walk through it.

The Sounds Between and Through
acrylic and flashe on canvas
66" x 75" - five overlapping panels
2017
A Tight Hold
acrylic, flashe and ink on panel
16" x 20"
2017
Conversation #5
acrylic, flashe and gouache on paper
9" x 12"
2017
Conversation #4
acrylic, flashe and gouache on paper
9" x 12"
2017
Conversation #3
acrylic, gouache and flashe on paper
18" x 22-1/4"
2017
Conversation #2
acrylic, gouache and flashe on paper
18" X 22-1/4"
2017
Conversation #1
acrylic, gouache and flashe on paper
18" X 22-1/4"
2017
Grab and Hold
acrylic, gouache and flashe on canvas
17-1/2" x 16"
2017
Grab and Hold, detail
acrylic, gouache and flashe on canvas
2017
Left Push In
acrylic, gouache, flashe and printed paper on canvas
17-5/8" x 17-5/8"
2017
Slip Away Free
acrylic, gouache and flashe on canvas
17" x 18"
2017
Something More Than Free
acrylic, flashe and gouache on canvas
79-1/4" x 88-3/4" x 22"
2016
Something More Than Free, detail
acrylic, flashe and gouache on canvas
2016
This Weight I Feel is Yours
acrylic and flashe on canvas
71" x 71"
2016
This Weight I Feel is Yours, detail
acrylic and flache on canvas
2016
Nowhere to Land
acrylic and gouache on canvas
83" x 63"
2016
Nowhere to Land, detail.
acrylic and gouache on canvas
2016
Grasp, Clench, Slip
acrylic and gouache on canvas
69" x 75"
2016
Three of One
acrylic on canvas
63" x 65.5"
2015
Three of One, detail
acrylic on canvas
2015