I am intrigued by the dramatic changes that all living things are capable of undergoing, both physically and mentally. I aim to represent the transition, from a state of being to another, using 3 dimensional sculpture. To represent change, I manipulate the material and transform how it is received by the audience. By changing soft lace into a stiff material, or making shopping bags into a substance that can be molded and sewn, I build works of art that encourage participants to manifest the moment of transformation within themselves.
Thank you so much for this scholarship. It has aided me for two consecutive years to do large scale projects. This year I made an edition of 10 of a 24 page book of 10 intaglio drawings and 10 descriptions.
My work examines the way in which objects reflect and determine culture and memory. I am interested in nostalgia, and why objects transform perception and shape the way in which past experiences and places are remembered. Particular objects evoke nostalgia, and by identifying those that attract me, I draw the viewer into the constellations of my personal iconography.
I enjoy interpreting the beautiful landscapes of coastal California, which I paint on location en plein air. I work with both oils and acrylics for my landscapes.
I also depict scenes reflecting my inner thoughts. These often involve environmental themes, registering my concerns about man’s impact on, and involvement with nature; including our relationships with animals, particularly the dynamic between fertility (creation) and consumption (destruction) of living organisms, inclusive of mankind.
This triptych scrutinizes the conservation of our depleting natural resources. My goal as an artist is to record through my paint brush scenes that incite imagination and environmental awareness.
I I’m a creative, adventurous person, and I try to reflect that in my art and philosophies. I aspire to merge art and the interactive nature of gaming to tell stories that inspire, awe, and most importantly, offer a different perspective of our world philosophically and visually.
My greatest inspirations are Pixar, Hiyao Miyazaki, Noah Bradley and Feng Zhu.
My paintings are concerned with the human body and its relation to or absence from mediated images that create, alter, and replace memory and sensory perception. Grappling with the immaterial form of light as well as the photographs that enhance and substitute my vision, each brushstroke acts as a material recording of my existence that carries along with it the inherent distortions and expressions that emerge naturally in painting.