Oil paint on canvas and paper depicting stormy seas and shipwrecks.
This body of work, entitled FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), references both past and contemporary culture. In large-scale charcoal drawings, I reinterpret sentiments of emptiness and angst found from the advent of postcards to present-day engagement with social media. The result is an intersection of modern culture with contemplative tableaux.
Wish U Were Here
These charcoal drawings reference found postcards from the mid-20th century. The works strive to present a quality of nostalgia and familiarity. Each piece has a sign of humanity -- car, bridge, boat -- but no human figure is actually ever shown to the viewer. The notions of travel and journey are evident, yet one has the feeling it is movement towards the past, not the present.
These paintings are reinterpreting found photographs, by extracting a subject or scene that is not the main focus of the original photograph.
The LandShape paintings are experiments in distilling objects in nature to the absolute most basic form. A sky becomes a flat triangle; a river, a simple white rectangle.
This is an ongoing series of work exploring the concept of shelter -- metaphorically and physically -- in a chaotic world.
Space Form Energy
These works are based on the principles of Space Form Energy by Chogyam Trungpa.