Painting

BACKYARD EFFECTS

2018

Taken from the book Ordinary Affects by Kathleen Stewart, this series revisits the familiar space of my childhood home in a “grown-up” and different perspective. Blurred photography and abstract oil painting come together to pick up where the other leaves off. Backyard Effects is an exploration of the essence, movement, experience, and memory of a place.

ILHABELLA

2017

A series of artworks created in Ilhabela, Brazil painted with natural pigments sourced from the island’s soil, rocks, flowers, plants, and local spices as well as traditional oil paints. The series was created during the month-long Casa Na Ilha Artist in Residency Program in September 2017.

RECIPROCAL LANDSCAPES: BURREN

2017

This series came about during my residency in at the Burren College of Art in Co. Claire, Ireland. I used the images I collected from my walks to create paintings that materialized the experience of what I saw. I then brought the paintings back outside to the places of inspiration and photographed them in context. It became a phenomenological practice of bringing something into being.

INTERSPACE ENCOUNTERS: PARKVIEW GARDENS

2016

Interspace Encounters: Parkview Gardens reflects my experiences responding to the urban environment near where I live. Images were taken from a one-mile radius of my apartment in the Parkview Gardens neighborhood in University City, Missouri. The more I walked this area the more I trained my eye to notice the complexities and subtleties of the spaces. The series is both a representation of the physical space and my movement through it. Photographs and paintings come together in varied arrangements to invoke a disjointed sensibility of being outside in a negotiated space.

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