Artist Statement

My current bodies of work are about the near-shore ocean environments, such as point breaks, coral reefs, and geological features. I use color, texture, and line to suggest movement, change, and energy. For me, the turbulence of water reflects life’s ups and downs, and the fragility of natural systems speak to the age of the anthropocene.

The paint flows naturally with gravity’s force, as I shift the canvas between horizontal and vertical orientations, encouraging puddles, splashes, and bleeding of thinned acrylic pigments. I chose a more direct approach when using palette knives, spray bottles, and repurposed tools to create movement and textures that represent change and energy. Often, the exposed edges of my substrate surface reinforce fragmented memories held within the paint both above and below the surface.

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