University of Southern California, 2000, BFA
My work is a reflection of my observations on contemporary life expressed through a process driven approach to painting. My paintings are an index of my process: coloring, layering, texturing, marking and scraping. I make paintings, drawings and mixed media artworks that explore the division between the realm of memory and experience within the ‘public space’ and more specifically on spaces where the surrounding environment reveals the previously unnoticed: the non-private space or space that is economically uninteresting.
My works are often about contact with the less noticeable elements of architecture as well as intersecting natural elements. Energy, space and landscape are examined in less obvious ways and sometimes developed incongruously. I use the process cycle of experience and memory to allow for a non-linear, intuitive development of my work. My paintings don’t always reference recognizable form. Yet, the results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and interpretation becomes multifaceted.
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