STATEMENTs

Paintings

My paintings are reinterpretations of 1950’s New York abstraction filtered through 80’s/90’s American pop culture, contemporary graphic design and Nippon Kimono patterning.

Gestural painting marks and pours interface with diamond and circular patterns reminiscent of atoms or cells. These graphic motifs serve to imply calculated structure within what at first would appear to be spontaneous and emotional compositional acts of image making.

 

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Reef Studies

This series is inspired by the submerged landscape just off the shorelines of Barbados. I created a series titled “36 Views of a Dying Coral Reef,” inspired by the series “36 Views of Mount Fuji” by Japanese legend Katsushika Hokusai.

The imagery is based off of memories, not photographs.

I want for my reef drawings to suggest a gnarled elegance, quiet beauty and sadness. As far as humans are concerned, I find it fascinating that there are many instances when we unwittingly destroy the things that we love.

This series deals with that complicated relationship between us and nature.

 

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