Certain Dark Things #78
acrylic on canvas
84 x 72 inches

My paintings and sculpture depict abstract forms referencing poetry, music and armor, as well as shapes and textures found in nature and industrial settings. 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. 

I work in multiples to magnify the presence of each form. I'm interested in ancient civilizations and the monuments they left behind. Things we can never know is where I like to explore painting ideas. I like to combine this reverence and acceptance of mystery with ideas around translation and adaptation, and the space in between, where words and objects commune and shape-shift into new ideas.