The beauty and challenge of working abstractly is that the outcome is never certain. The result is an accumulation of choice, accident and consequence.
I take advantage of this process as on opportunity to create a deeper meaning for my work.
The process, an exploration of action and reaction, driven by desire, intention and chance, parallels the journey through life. As such, creating the work is both a reflection and a physical manifestation of the ideas surrounding control, chaos, choice, chance, and acceptance.
The natural world, biology and its cycles, are often featured subjects as I grapple with fears of the impermanent and transcendent.
Applying the first layer of color begins a meditative process that requires both surrender and control. As material is added and removed, sanded out and rubbed in, forms are pushed back and pulled forward revealing a dialogue between my physical action, personal choice, and chance. The completed work is a presentation of this conversation
McNichols Civic Center Building,
Art Students League of Denver (Instructor invitational)
Not Everything is Black and White.
Niza Knoll Gallery.
InBetween. Solo Exhibit.
Kanon Collective Gallery.
Senior Exhibition, Advanced Painting Concentration.
Art Students League of Denver
Westwood Neighborhood Mural project facilitator
Silver Hills Middle School Collaborative Mural Project instructor/facilitator
BFA Painting concentration
Colorado State University
Lorenzo di Medici School