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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.

My current 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, I paint 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.

"Untitled (concentric rectangle)"
Acrylic on Burlap
48"x60"
2018
"Untitled (Concentric Diamond)"
Acrylic on Burlap
38"x38"
2018
"Untitled (#painting)"
Acrylic on Burlap
24"x18"
2019
"Untitled (#painting)"
Acrylic on Burlap
24"x18"
2019
"Untitled (#painting)"
Acrylic on Burlap
24"x18""
2019
This piece was conceived as a suite of six monochromatic paintings and can be hung in any arrangement desired.
Acrylic on Burlap
24"x18" (each)
2019
"#Red Painting"
Acrylic on Burlap
24"x18"
2019
"#Yellow Painting"
Acrylic on Burlap
24"x18"
2019
"#Blue Painting"
Acrylic on Burlap
24"x18"
2019
"#Green Painting"
Acrylic on Burlap
24"x18"
2019
"#Purple Painting"
Acrylic on Burlap
24"x18"
2019
"#Orange Painting"
Acrylic on Burlap
24"x18"
2019