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These mixed media collisions verge on haphazard material explosions but are in fact self-contained eddies of content and form, culled from a diverse material drift, brimming with ideas and empathy. Odd, vulgar, trashy, they protrude from the wall unevenly to reveal moments of visual intrigue, material innovation, craft and poetry, as well as anxiety and dissolution. My obsessive iterative-ness opens the studio to a physical state of entropy (material breakdown and drift) that I employ in my efforts to compose finished works. I source materials freely trusting my eyes and impulse. My material choices are not random, nor reasoned, but speak to larger patterns and systems that act around, within and upon us. Painting and drawing anchor my creative efforts but shards and remnants of commercial packaging play a key role in my work. As a ‘future artifact’, I turn to commercial packaging as a ubiquitous, flat/foldable, fact-filled material source with readymade optic range that rivals the palettes of Monet to Massacio. I appropriate (discover) text fragments, fonts, graphics, corporate and cultural signage embedded in the work that seem relevant to the course of the work.

You At Added
acrylic, graphite and gouache on RivesBFK, cardboard, commercial packaging
30x15x3 inches
2017
You At Added (detail)
Mixed Media
2017
Candy Mountain
Mixed Media
2017
Titer Resistant
Mixed Media
2017
Pizza Brain
Mixed Media
2017
All Natural
Mixed Media
2017
Glut Free
Mixed Media
2017
Hybrid: B
Mixed Media
2017
Crisped (Space Rainbows)
acrylic on RivesBFK, spray paint, tape, palette scrapings, commercial packaging, tree bark
23x30x1 inches
2017
Ebb Tide
Mixed Media
2017
Lion's Head (Nebula)
guache on RivesBFK, luan, commercial packaging, marker flags, tape, spray paint
35x25x13 inches
2017
Nebula (Lion's Head)
Mixed Media
2017
Tri Cuit
Mixed Media
2017
Species SPE
Mixed Media
2017
Estoo
acrylic, graphite and gouache on RivesBFK, spray paint, commercial packaging, tree bark
30x19.5x2 inches
2017
Fledgling
Mixed Media
2017