Wean, oil on canvas, 60 x 48, 2017

The World to Me was a Secret    

My current work investigates how we develop a conscious sense of who we are and subsequently how we deconstruct ourselves, in order to start all over again. At the core of my imagery and process is a focus on the essence of this cycle, our awareness of mortality and a compulsion for re-invention. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley writes “The world to me was a secret, which I desired to discover; to her it was a vacancy, which she sought to people with imaginations of her own” (1818). Shelley’s narrative captures my interest in the idiosyncrasies of creation, the value of exploration in this practice, and art’s own integrity to bear unforeseen meaning through the process of being made.


Bullet Eyes, 0:55, stop motion animation of charcoal drawing, film still, 2017

Collaboration with sculptor Carrie Mae Smith at CANO Gallery, Oneonta, NY, 2017.
"Nurse", oil on canvas, 60x40", 2017 and Smith's "American 20th C. (adapted) Birthing Chair", Oak, Poplar and Oil Paint, 2017

Where Words Live, charcoal and crayon on paper, 12x9, 2015


 
Leading, oil on panel, 4.5x2.5, 2016

August I, oil on panel, 3.5 x 2.5, 2016



World Lit by Screens, oil on canvas, 28 x 20, 2016



Collaboration with sculptor Carrie Mae Smith at CANO Gallery, Oneonta, NY, 2017.
"Wean", oil on canvas, 60 x 48, 2017 and Smith's "The Miraculous Palermo, 15th century Italy”, Plywood and Hinges, 2013