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I make paintings that explore the painting process, often incorporating tools or strategies to act as an intermediary between the surface and my hand. I work with rote imagery derived from my drawing process of filtering images culled from the consumer landscape. Logos, textiles and ancient symbols inform my personal lexicon intending to connect it to past, present and future in a direct way.

This body of work loosely channels instructions listed on the internet to make an abstract painting, (via wikihow), in an effort to capture the zeitgeist of the time. Chosen for its accessibility, history, and economy, the paintings are made on burlap. I am drawn to the fabric for its recognizable texture as much as its historic link to commodity. This body of work uses masking tape cut to various widths as a barrier to block out areas on the surface. Layers of pigment are applied liberally over masked areas resulting in an image born of both intention and chance.

Installation Photo of "EVERY DAY" 
at One River Art + Designl, Woodbury, NY
All works, Acrylic on Burlap
Dimensions Variable
September 2019
Installation Photo of "EVERY DAY" 
at One River Art + Design, Woodbury, NY
All works, Acrylic on Burlap
Dimensions Variable
September 2019
Installation Photo of "EVERY DAY" 
at One River Art + Design, Woodbury, NY
All works, Acrylic on Burlap
Dimensions Variable
September 2019
"Untitled" (Putty)
Acrylic on Burlap
48"x60"
2019
"Untitled" (Peach)
Acrylic on Burlap
24"x30"
2019
"Untitled" (Venetian Red)
Acrylic on Burlap
16"x20"
2019
"Untitled" (Goldenrod)
Acrylic on Burlap
16"x20"
2019
"Untitled (Concentric Diamond)"
Acrylic on Burlap
38"x38"
2018
"Untitled (#painting)"
Acrylic on Burlap
24"x18"
2019
The installation displayed measures approximately 50"x58" with a 2" space separating each painting. Each individual surface measures 24"x18"x .875" and is intended to be viewed as one piece with modular arrangement.  This piece explores the idea of a mono
Acrylic on Burlap
24"x18" (each)
2019
"#Red Painting"
Acrylic on Burlap
24"x18"
2019