Drawing Series 2018

This series is my most recent ink drawing series. In these works, I am considering how organic matter grows very fluidly, and how the shapes look like they belong together. My shapes reference modular patterns found in nature, creating organic forms that almost look like they’re growing. I like to look at shapes that are found only when someone is actively observing nature, especially patterns that often go unnoticed. Some types of natural life I look at include butterflies, caterpillars, barnacles, seashells, feathers, mussels, flower petals, reeds, and beetles.  Though these works remain in my sketchbook for now, I would like to make a large scale print of some or all of them in the future.

 

Memory Block Series (2017, all 4×4, Acrylic on Canvas Panel)

This was a series I started in 2017. I was actively considering the relationships between colors and how certain color combinations can bring forth a memory or idea. Many of these paintings have very specific names or ideas connected to them, but I try to keep the titles to myself. I am very interested to know what differences or similarities there are between my memories or ideas and the memories and ideas of others who view the work.

 

 

 

Paintings from 2012-2013

This was a series I made while pursuing my undergraduate degree. I was very interested in lines and how they fall behind or in front of one another, and how tangling of objects causes overlaps and shadow. I was also interested in the relationship between living and non-living objects, and how the human eye decides what is living or non-living in an image. In my classes, some claimed that some of the things I painted seem more creature-like, while others were very stationary.