The paintings that i create are interpretations of enviornments that I have experienced while traveling the world. My work consists of breaking down different types of terrain into color, form, line, perception and space. I see our world as purely these elements. Each painting represents a particular landscape that I have experienced. I layer ink, acrylic, and polyacrylic to create depth in these diverse worlds.
My imagination pulls me into a culmination of these memories of my past with what I am experiencing presently. I channel this simultaneous experience of my past and present state into theatrical installations. My work is an attempt to invite those around me into my extravagant world of bizarre beauty.
My work revolves around the eco-culture of a Florida native. I use printmaking to express the natural details of wetlands that may have been overlooked, and discuss issues of their destruction with sculpture. My respect for Florida wetlands spawns from the nostalgic experiences of my life, and is represented by the craft and aesthetic sensibilities in the work. With the sales of my artwork, I hope to contribute to wetland restoration projects, help care for my home, and preserve these experiences for others.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday January 21, 5-8pm
My most recent work utilizes drawings, video, and installation to investigate my own ideas about memory, communication, and information.
In this exhibition I will be executing a three movement, performance-based study of binary form. These movements will be performed at 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 respectively. Also on exhibit will be my thesis project, a work of image-making software that I call the PRBAT (Polygon Replicating Bitmap Authoring Tool). Products of proprietary image-making software are often simulacra of traditional media, but the PRBAT produces images which are inherently digital. The audience will be able to view a large library of images I have made with the software and also use the program themselves.
My work involves the personal, the obscure and the appropriated. These images are altered and transformed through a provisional style. Painting exists in the immediacy of the act. Through a provisional process I am commentating on a perceived laziness. The simplicity of one line and the absence of another can create an image powerful as poetry. My work is influenced by the short attention span that is created from mass images, media and technology. With each painting I am willing to fail.