Softening the Edges: Collage Collage series inspired by a mash up of landscape photographs from my experiences in Australia, Costa Rica, Lithuania, Wisconsin, and my home town of Chicago along with paintings on paper dissected and reconfigured. This mash up creates a whole new perception of landscape out of my personal experiences with a focus on soft, fluid, layered space, playful energy and a universal sense of calm.
The Horizon Series: Works on Canvas Paintings inspired by the above collages and others, playing off of the mash up of my experiences of landscape with an increased awareness to the softening of space versus the harder architectural edges of space that previously dominated my imagery. I hope to convey a universal sense of calm and awe in the moments that surround us. Canvases are all 32 in by 44 in and paintings are oil and acrylic on canvas.
Renegotiating Space Series inspired by looking back on my experience running around dunes, trees, and an art colony in 2013 in Nida, Lithuania
Riding the "El" Series inspired by rides home from the loop in Chicago, finding awe, calm, and opportunity.
The Quiet Series inspired by sitting lakeside on Lake Michigan and Lake Geneva.
Leftovers Series of small spatial works utilizing the excess marks from simultaneous, larger canvas works.
Orientation Series inspired by a new home and studio environment in Chicago.