Working smaller and out of my Brooklyn home studio. Feeling unsettled by the world and striving for order within the chaos of the world and within my own head. After years of studying art, making art, practicing art, I am drawn back to exactly where I started. Playing with form, playing with material, and on a quest for beauty.
Assorted Digital Patterns and Prints 2015-2017
For a few years I was obsessed with the idea of making something digital that did not need a physical form to exist as an art object. I created these digital prints from a mix of scanned drawings, paintings, cyanotypes, and digital renderings. I wanted the image narratives to take over and tell the story, and perhaps through their lack of form escape the limits of an object. I was obsessed with transforming the digital media that is all around me to explore the work around me. These narratives explore money, “getting ahead”, and prosperity in the post Great Recession landscape. The patterns collectively explore an uneasiness with the traditional economic benchmarks of adulthood and uncertainty about how to move forward in a world that refuses to play by once expected rules. I exhibited installations made with these patterns at School 33 Art Center and Wassaic Project, using digital prints. These experiences swayed me again back to a fascination with objects and suddenly I couldn’t bear not to touch texture and experience color with my hand.