Certain Dark Things #78
acrylic on canvas
84 x 72 inches
In my paintings and sculpture, I construct strong sculptural forms as stand-ins for the Self. I work in multiples to magnify the uncanny human and industrial presence of each form.
My work focuses on the physicality of painting and its capacity to echo the properties of sculpture and architecture. It depicts abstract forms referencing poetry, the human body, microphones, and armor. Themes of protection, personal power, love, and connection run throughout the work. Architectural strategies like scale and repetition are employed alongside textures that emulate protective coverings like skin, cement, metal, and bark.