I am interested in collaborative work.
I’ve been experimenting with written language and personal symbols in drawing and painting in color pencil, oil pastel, graphite, ink, gouache, and acrylic paint. Shadows and silhouettes interest me for their abstract qualities and play between positive and negative space. Whether observed shapes or ones pulled from my imagination, I draw and paint to make visible what’s rattling around in my head. This process is part automatic drawing that allows my semi-conscious visual language to reveal itself, and part formal abstraction. After a linear structure is on the paper/canvas, I consciously make decisions to refine the composition. Free association happens along the way, and each artwork has a narrative I tell myself. There are echoes of landscape, human figures, flora, and fauna in these drawings and paintings. In other words, I intend to dodge specificity while generating a flavor of something knowable.