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 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 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
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
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