Friday, September 28, 2012

After the flood II

It's a small, dark picture taken by my phone that is not an iphone. But proof that I've made it through this year, and that I'm still working.  That when I sit down and put paint to canvas something essential starts to feel right with the world again.

Another in the series of paintings about land/water, nature/man, and the spaces where these things meet. Inspired by the once in a lifetime flooding of my hometown last year & the complete undoing of the relationship I had spent the last 4+ years building.  I'm glad I have produced something to put on this blog again.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012



  [dwel]  Show IPA verb,dwelt or dwelled, dwell·ing, noun
verb (used without object)
to live or stay as a permanent resident; reside.
to live or continue in a given condition or state: to dwell in happiness.
to linger over, emphasize, or ponder in thought, speech, or writing (often followed by on  or upon ): to dwell on particular point in an argument.

I'll be showing Dwelling an installation of 400+ paintchips at fotoeffect gallery next week. Fotoeffect, one of the Everett Station Lofts located at NW 6th and Everett, will be hosting the opening next Thursday April 5 from 6-10p.  

About Dwelling:

Dwelling is comprised of 432 hand-sewn paintchips arranged in a grid. This work explores my interest in the relationship of the individual within the group, as well as the aesthetic relationship of multiples. Dwelling explores the idea that each home is both unique and similar. It draws on the emotional memory of home. It also explores what it means to be a homeowner during the ‘great recession’, the culture of home improvement, the idea of setting down roots, suburbia and the idealization of home ownership.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Monday, January 23, 2012

after the flood

after the flood, 2011
oil on canvas

I've been meaning to post an actual completed image of the newest painting for awhile now.


playing around with a new idea

mixed media collage with vellum, string and ink, found image