Microcosm Macrocosm 2016
These prints are photographs taken through a microscope at paint peeling collages I made. The paint peelings were taken from my palette paper, forming naturally and unintentionally, hidden from view until peeled up and collaged onto microscope slides to display their beauty. The celestial appearances of my photography juxtaposes its source material: a view through a microscope at paint collages on glass slides. The imagery is microcosmic and macrocosmic, abstracted, accidental, and organic.
Miniature Collages Fall 2015 - Summer 2016
These collages were created through combining paint peelings taken from my used palette paper, and stippling atop new colors to blend, seal, and embellish the peelings. They were happy accidents that formed on their own as I worked on other, often representational pieces, and were highly experimentational.
Abstract Poured Paintings Winter 2013 - Present
This series of poured paintings was a complete indulgence in color, motion, and material. I allowed the media to have a strong voice in the work and I cooperated with it as I formed and molded it to my intentions.
Expressionist Painting Series Summer 2015
Soda Tab Series Fall 2014
During this series of drawings inspired by the simple form of a broken off soda tab, I became enamored with emotion, temperature, and composition
Abstract Portraiture Series Fall and Winter 2014
The concept of cataloging my perception of another person has always inspired me. My goal is to effectively communicate my subject’s personality while also creating beautiful abstract drawings. I used acrylic paint and oil pastel together because acrylic allowed me to record motion and mood quickly while oil pastel’s visceral nature is reminiscent of human physicality. More than anything, I want these pieces to feel alive and expressive.