Rite | 2012
I had a bit of a crisis-of-faith over the summer and dug waaay back to the primal to get back in touch- in this case, literally. Touchstones include Shoowa textiles, cathedral architecture, cave painting, Ana Mendieta, and Francis Bacon.
Self Contained (in Company With Albers and Stella) | 2014
Even as we must be responsible for our own lives, so must we show our delicate interiors that we not isolate ourselves within our polished, protective walls.
Paper Tiger | 2015
A wish from a friend. It was. We earn our stripes with the near-misses too.
Qfwfq | 2015
Referencing a favorite story by Italo Calvino, A Sign in Space, Qfwfq speaks to the notion of presence: the marks we make as artists, and still more fundamentally as humans.
Elements | 2013
Reduced to barely enough, Elements shows the bones underlying much of my work in material contrast, line, and form.
Betty LeWitt Tàpies | 2013
A discourse work in the playing with the legacy of Courbet's L'Origine du Monde and touching on the works of Tompkins, Sol, and Antoni.
Works | 2015
The end-cap to a series I wandered into reflecting the many ways humanity has devised to gain clarity given a dearth of information. The Tarot deck's three of coins is the only I found that speaks directly to the arts—it is the card of mastery and achievement. The stamped coinage pokes at today's market but like much of my work, Works plays out a narrative: of the three coins, all begun the same, only one becomes whole through its tribulations and, un-mired, surfaces to reflect the light of the viewer, journeys forward, and ultimately transcends.
Quilting, Nike Bled | 2014
A love affair. An informal partnership. An attempt to bring together two lives, and grow. The forces unequal, unbalanced. His mother embraced me that last day at the gallery, "Goodbye," she said. Goodbye.