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A Word in Yellow, Thesis Exhibition, Pratt Institute

 
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Spaghetti

62 x 60 IN

Oil on Canvas

Private Collection

 
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Bread

16 X 20 IN

Oil on canvas

 
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Untitled (Spaghetti)

48 x 59 IN

Oil on Canvas

 
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Olives

38 X 44 IN

Oil on canvas

 
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Coconut

40 X 55 IN

Oil on canvas

 
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Yoke

18 x 24 IN

Oil on canvas

 
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Green Garden

44 X 55 IN

Oil on canvas

 
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Kitchen Window

12 X 16 IN

Oil on canvas

 

My brush captures fields of color with quick gestures; a process based abstraction derived from the mediated space between large, smooth voids and the build up of loose piles of thick paint. The process of abstracting is incredibly physical; I work in oil paint and oil bar, breaking the canvas into color and line. I scrape, cut, drag and paint the surface, organizing my work according to the logic of microorganisms examined at a macro scale. By paralleling accumulation with mutation, I create a chaotic translation of our contemporary environment and the disconnect between the accumulation and reduction of stuff: waste, objects, news, information, nature. 

My paintings are a conclusion of time and process. I believe that it is incredibly important to focus on material rather than subject today, we are constantly bombarded with visual information and instant communication. I want the viewer to have to read my paintings slowly. The physicality of the paint and process is central to the reading of my paintings and can only be understood by spending time with the work. This is significant today because we are trained to read an image as instant language. 

Berry Picking

34 x 48 IN

Oil paint, oil bar on canvas

Private Collection

 
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Red Bird

44 x 64 IN

Oil bar, oil paint on canvas

 
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Untitled (Delights)

38 x 52 IN

Oil paint, oil pastel, oil bar on canvas

On View- University of California, Office of the President, Oakland California

 
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Bridge

36 x 56 IN

Oil paint, oil pastel, oil bar on canvas

 
 
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Cotton Candy

40 x 44 IN

Oil paint, oil bar on canvas

Private Collection

 
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Pineneedles

60 x 54 IN

Oil paint, oil bar on canvas

Private Collection

 
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Rope

34 x 54 IN

Oil Paint and Oil Bar on Canvas

On View- University of California, Office of the President, Oakland, California

 
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Cactus

36 x 36 IN

Oil paint, oil bar on canvas

 
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Moist

36 x 42 IN

Oil paint, oil bar on canvas

 
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Bird Cage

26 X 34 IN

Oil paint, oil bar on canvas

 
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Sea Ranch

Oil bar on canvas

15 x 20 IN