Impermanence, change, control and lack thereof. The layers of information I create in my prints and paintings examine the discussion between control and chaos. By juxtaposing grids and harsh lines with the natural tendencies of my materials, I attempt to examine the relationship between the order we seek and the spontaneity that is inherent in nature. The constant application and erosion of image touches on the fleeting qualities of history and time by linking future opportunities with past occurrences. The endless joining of lines and shapes, as well as the layering of color and texture further suggests the idea of connectivity. By merging together all of these ideas I hope to create work that forces the viewer to detach themselves from their material world and get lost in the wavering layers of line and texture.
I received my BFA in May 2011 from Alfred University. During my stay at Alfred I developed an interest in multiple processes. Focusing mostly on printmaking, I spend copious amounts of time working in an array of techniques such as mixed media, drawing, painting, and some sculpture. I have started comparing myself to a wacky scientist whose time is spent experimenting with different materials and ideas. I love being curious and find that the spontaneity of printmaking lends its self perfectly to this. Sitting in my studio I often times create test strip after test strip just exploring how the paper behaves to different techniques and treatments. I have become obsessed with piecing all of these experiments together into one finished piece. In the end I am left with work that speaks of the interconnection between ideas, as well as the transformation that takes place during the piece’s creation.