I am often attracted to organizational systems in my paintings. Inspired by the line or the collection of shapes, the work in this series explores how to create connections within different aspects of a composition.
When there is nothing but information it is overwhelming and takes me places I did not know existed. Here is me mapping out the roads I traveled one day online - it was a day that I spent a lot of time looking at my little ponies.
47 x 56cm
I find great pleasure in creating lines in work, these lines help create the layers and dimensions over a more organic composition. I jokingly call this piece a part of my 'Heritage' series as it reminds me that geometry was my first love.
127 x 65cm
When I imagine the angles of my life, these are the angles I see. 'The House' summarizes the last four years of my life into a manageable array of containers for experience. Each of these shapes houses a dynamic of the myriad of changes in my life.
70 x 70cm
If lines can define a relationship, this painting would make a clear connection between mother and child. I feel the angles launching from the bottom drive towards imparting information into the void/child that awaits - both folding and unfolding.
52 x 127cm
The geometry of 'Origami Mommy' appealed to me so I chased the image to create this piece. 'Foreign Objects' emphasizes the relationship and space between the original source and by-product and makes me think of Michelangelo's Creation of Adam.
75 x 71cm
The lines in 'Skin' are inspired by the close detail of the back of my hand. The creases appear like an endless roadway. I wanted to capture how the texture transitions between coarser skin and softer in this piece because of its complexity.
70 x 67cm
Sailing is all about navigating, it wasn't until I got on a boat that I could understand the importance of the lines for the mechanics of motion. In 'Sailor Pink' I examine that relationship and all I can see are masts in a crowded sea, much like Amsterdam Sail.
41 x 38cm
As the left half of a diptych, 'Pigmy One' has sharp angles and structured lines as well as more raw and organic elements that I find repeated in my work. I love these two pieces as an organizational system - they work together to create a dynamic world.
45 x 57cm
As the right half of the diptych, 'Pigmy Two' continues the theme of complex worlds as started with it's partner, 'Pigmy One.' I love the lighter elements in this unequal half and the inclusion of the elusive pink.
39 x 57cm
Though this piece also represents more of my Raw Series, the lines and shapes here create a relationship beyond the bold emotions being expressed. 'Capital B' is the first painting I created in my Amsterdam studio.
128 x 69cm
In order to leave San Francisco, I had to collapse and shrink my life to one shipping container. 'Clear' has lines and structure that embodies this process but also creates containers and angles that support that transition.
61 x 46cm
The layout of San Francisco was based loosely on the grid. This piece is an angular translation of the grid of Cole Valley, the last neighborhood I lived in before leaving the city.
41 x 30cm - stretched