Certain Dark Things #78
acrylic on canvas
84 x 72 inches
My work focuses on the physicality of painting and its capacity to echo the properties of sculpture and architecture. It depicts abstract forms referencing trees, rocks, poetry, the human body, microphones, and armor.
In my paintings and sculpture, I work in multiples to magnify the presence of each form. Themes of protection, personal power, love, and connection run throughout. Architectural strategies like scale and repetition are employed alongside painted textures that emulate protective coverings like skin, cement, metal, and bark.
The impact of a crowd of paintings or a crowd of sculpture showing all together is where my interest lies for exhibiting my work. Depending on curatorial preferences and space availability, I have made each series in such a way that a single painting or sculpture from any one series can be exhibited by itself or among the grouping it was created in.