This piece is part of a collection that is the second evolution of a departure from my earlier works (which were mainly printmaking). It represents a turning point in my career and (because this is the second series) a fine-tuning of this new style.
HOW IT'S MADE:
These works are created by adhering hundreds of small hand-painted pieces to a single white cardboard backer. So what I do is, I paint larger sheets of thick/heavy beautifully textured canvas paper and then cut those sheets up into smaller rectangles (I refer to them as "tiles" even though they are made of paper). Then the tiles are adhered into place with permanent archival clear glue. Only the tops of the tiles are attached to the backer, so it has a layered textural look (think shingles, for lack of a better description). I feel like the texture and the depth of the piece draws the viewer into the painting.
I'm inspired by the "in-betweens,” the little moments of pause in a mundane day. I create these pieces as a way of processing and experiencing the world, while remembering to find the hidden beauty that lurks around every corner.
WHAT I HOPE YOU FEEL/THINK WHEN VIEWING MY WORKS:
These works are very specific to me, but still abstract enough that they often trigger similar memories in the viewer. It is my hope that my work washes over you like a poem—that it both informs and delights while creating a sense of rediscovering a memory, a place, or a feeling.
Your framer can drop this into a deep float mount/shadow box frame. This looks stunning!
My art lives in hundreds of private collections across the globe, and still I swear I remember where each original piece lives! I invite my collectors to my gallery shows and previews and I offer them discounts on new releases and special projects. I want my collectors to see value in my work and to know that by purchasing my pieces they are making a smart financial investment in an emerging artist.