Drawings/ Prints/ Paintings
Inebriated. 2018. 4 x 3 feet. Oil and Acrylic on Canvas.
An analyzation of the effects of alcoholism as they correlate to third party individuals. Suggestive of the inner turmoil educed by an exposure to the exterior chaos of addiction. A fully physical painting, the marks seen are results of paint-soaked parts of a body being rubbed and smashed against the canvas, as they desperately try to communicate the pain they’ve internalized.
Deceived. 2018. 36 x 48 inches. Oil and Spray Paint on Canvas.
A painting exploration of color, overlay, and geometrical shapes. Made during an extremely difficult battle with a potential relapse, this piece explores the feeling of necessity to cover up and hide one's current struggles as well as manipulate and avoid the reality around them.
Frustrated. 2018. 43 x 84 inches. Oil and Spray Paint on Canvas.
Exposed. 2018. 40 x 50 inches. Oil paint and thread on canvas.
As an artist trying to communicate and discuss controversial topics in today’s society, I often face the critical challenge of properly exploring and presenting such sensitive themes. There is a delicate balance and fine line between too much and too little, and finding the right balance to explore a problematic topic can become extremely challenging. Personally, my largest concern in my artwork is not being too gruesome, or honest, or even making people uncomfortable; Rather I fear glorifying mental illness and the possibility of placing it on a pedestal in such a way. I strive to discuss the topic in a professional and critical way, but more importantly in a brutal and unrefined manner. This piece demonstrates an investigation of the potential of creating work that is bold, straight to the point, and brutally in the face of the viewer.
Studio Still Life. 2017. 4 x 3 feet. Oil paint on canvas.
2018 SSU Juried Art Show
Focused. 2017. 22 x 30 inches. Woodcut Ink Print.
Seperated. 2017. 22 x 30 inches.Woodcut Ink Print.
Lacerated II. 2017. 22 x 30 inches. Woodcut ink print.
2018 Art in the Age of Anxiety, Arts Guild of Sonoma, Sonoma, CA
An extremely open and honest account of the method of self-harm that has dominated my struggle with mental health. Scissors have become a strong symbol of self-mutilation in my work, as I attempt to make relatable pieces that also reach out to the majority also struggling with similar habits.
Lacerated I. 2017. 22 x 30 inches. Woodcut ink print.
Unconventional Drawing Tools
Framed. 2016. 17 x 30 inches. Watercolor and acrylic paint on BFK.
Unpremeditated. 2016. 22 x 30 inches. Masking tape, newspaper, charcoal.
Self-portrait. 2015. 25.5 x 19.5 inches. Woodcut ink print.
Made at the turning point of my artistic development, this is one of my first artworks that bluntly and obviously portrays themes of mental illness. A personal piece depicting my darkest secret and deepest insecurity, but also what I believe has become one of my greatest strengths. This artwork aims to break the concept of shame associated with a dark past, and advocates for an acceptance of one's flaws to promote inner growth.
Released. 2016. 14 x 11 inches. Etching ink print.
Released portrays the struggle to express and liberate the internal chaos that consistently grows within us. It communicates the desperate need to set free the destruction and pain that consumes not only the mind, but also the body itself. In today's society, there is a constant longing to release one's inner demons; those of which are fueled by the devastation and unrest of the world around us.
Violated. 2016. 22 x 15 inches. Lithograph ink print.
This piece expresses the trauma and terror that corresponds with being a female in today's modern world. The marks made on this print consist of a combination of physical abrasions, grease, fingerprints, saliva, and tears. A deeply personal piece, it aims to communicate pure essential emotion as well as portray the confusion and inner turmoil associated with one's body being 'violated.'