Through abstraction, my work explores macro- concepts of human behavior and group energy, often imagined from above, and micro- stories of individuality. I examine relationships created in temporary spaces, either staged or spontaneous, at public areas used for passage, performance, exhibition, protest, and celebration. Inspiration derives from intimacies developed and discovered within large crowds, whether we come together by coincidence at street crossings, or gather with common conviction and intent. Individual stories intersect, creating landscapes of synchronization, self-segregation, and inter-dependency. As I learn people’s stories, I introduce new media, telling a greater history through the layers. Capitalizing on the transparency of resin and oil paint allows the elements of painting, collage, and drawing to remain distinctive contributors to my overall compositions. I blend areas of tension and negative space with energized forms, ultimately looking for harmony and balance.
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