Impossible folds project - a series I started a couple of years ago, that I am picking up again. More to come!
Original silk screen print used for album cover for Hospital Garden.
Secret Codes, Human Error
An installation inspired by Vosges chocolate trays. Since May, this installation has found its place on walls at three different venues. Most recently, at Anchor & Eve, a vintage clothing, furniture, and skate shop turned gallery and music venue on Lake and Desplaines.
If you are interested in my thought process behind this piece, here goes…
The original plan here was to lay out approximately 25 trays at a time, drop X amount of one color in to each tray and when I arrived at the last tray, I would start over with the next color… dropping X amount of that color to the end… and repeat, until the trays were full. By the time I got to the end, I noticed myself faulting. It became something almost out of my control. My hand worked in an almost mechanical movement through working in such a repetitive nature. My memory in turn was put to the test, and I noticed my mind and hand as separate tools, in this case working against one another… but I was okay with that.
I tend to want to cover entire walls or rooms full of things, and to be more specific, objects that I have collected in masses that once held something. When I put them up on the wall, they became something completely different than what I had personally experienced while creating the piece. Hundreds of trays lined the wall, each paint dot next to each other, different in shape and color. The trays became an audience, a population. As time passed, trays began to fall. This created a landscape, a city scape, full of people. But really, this piece is about what happened… the in between. I am very interested in imperfections and in seeing my art change over time, through a variety of circumstances. I strive to explore what happens between the viewer and the actual piece of art; how our environment and things unseen, can affect change. In many cases the outcome comes as a surprise. In this particular installation at Anchor & Eve, the trays were affected by the vibrations of sound.
Paw Paw leaves….
Installation at Hauser Gallery for the More is More Group Show curated by Claire Molek
Hand sewn artist book, pencil on vellum drawings
Book of Lamentations
Silkscreen and Monotype Print with Soft Pastels on Rives BFK