A collection that attempts to expose the marriage between the beauty of the night with the apprehension and mystery of the dark. By using flat images, but creating physical depth between them, the work creates a paradoxical illusion of space.
The works in this series express the fragile nature of our inner ideals and preconceptions as they are challenged by growth into adulthood. The pieces are appropriated illustrations from children’s stories that have been darkened in tone. Both pull images from books that were one of each respective author’s last works, and, in a way, their last words and final wisdom. Chalk was the medium used because, by nature, chalk is a fragile medium and evokes childhood nostalgia.
Expressive depictions of flowers.
This series is a focus on expressive, primal, improvised mark making. This series also uses chalk and pastel for its medium to represent fragility, but also to allude to a more primitive medium. Inspired by the concept of free jazz, the strokes were made by pure improvised, stream of consciousness. Each color can be viewed as an instrument, voice, or emotion.