Today is day two of my full-time studio work days during my week off from teaching.  Even though I miss seeing my family greatly (who I normally visit during Spring Break), I feel like it was the right decision to stay behind and work in the studio. I’m feeling immensely excited about the two collaborative projects I’m involved in thisRead More →

I recently responded to an artist’s call for a realist exhibition at Art Zone 461 Gallery in San Francisco.  When looking through my work through the past three years I became increasingly aware that I have two bodies of work happening in my studio.  My cut paper pieces are internal abstract worlds. The remainder of my paintings and drawings buildRead More →

I wrote the following project statement to accompany four of my works that I’m submitting to a show titled “Centering the Margins.”  I don’t know if the work will be accepted, but I’m sure excited about the themes I’ve touched upon here.  Hopefully, this line of inquiry will develop more throughout my 2012 work! This group of cut paper paintingsRead More →

Project Statement For this blog entry I’ve decided to include the project statement I’ve written for the painting on the left and the 14 small cut paper works that accompany it.  All of the pieces that inspired this piece of writing can be found on the 2010 Portfolio page.  Today is the day our bioluminescent probes drill through the iceRead More →

PROJECT STATEMENT This piece of writing was listed as my “Artist Statement” during 2010.  My work has since evolved, but I still feel proud that this best describes my aims for “2010 Gallery”  in my portfolio. To retool, to reinvent, to recover, to revise.  These are ideas I apply to the landscape in my works in the media of colored pencil,Read More →

THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011 My acrylic paintings on panel are a lens through which to view an exhausted looking locale. This group of nets, tarps and grid-work of paintball husks was inspired by a recent paintball outing. Despite the sport of paintball being more painful than thrilling for me, I was unexpectedly drawn to the slimy boundary systems that wereRead More →

MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2011 The act of cutting and gluing instead of just painting has challenged my natural heavy-handedness.  In this body of work, I’m building images from a soup of scraps: found acetate, recycled inkjet prints, and fragments of painted paper.  This group of work begins without me knowing what I mean to describe, but I gradually assign meaningRead More →