Artwork > Live Again

Acceptance is a separating, a loosening, a letting go. It is peeling layers of sand and dirt, and sketching out the unknown sparkling spaces of infinite depth and infinitesimal growth.

Using watercolor paintings, drawing, and ceramic sculptures the works depict the body in metamorphic and sometimes magical states of growth and decay. This body of work was created as a reflection on how one psychologically processes death and illness. The watercolor paintings reference historical medical illustrations and often show isolated body parts in various states of physical decay, displaying imagined illnesses, or magical growths. They are influenced by superstition and fears relating to illness and death. The sculptures function as artifacts of uncovered appendages, in a strange place, and seem to exist between states of life and death. When making them I imagine crystals growing on a skull in a dark cave, and new magical lives growing on the deceased. I imagine prosthetics coming to life and the body evaporating in space. The result leaves our bodies and psychology presented as unknowable, yet inescapable, forces in our lives.

Touching
Ceramic
2019
It Takes
watercolor on paper
5" x 8"
2018
Scrape
watercolor on paper
5" x 8"
2018
Corduroy
Watercolor on paper
7 1/4" x 7"
2017
Shapes
ceramic fabric and wood
2" x 11.5" x 8.5"
2017
Release
watercolor on paper
27.5" x 36"
2018
Seperation
watercolor on paper
41" x 37.5"
2018
Seperation (detail)
watercolor on paper
41" x 37.5"
2018
Beginning
ceramic, crystals, and watercolor on paper
6.5" x 8.5" x 7" (paper varies)
2019
Beginning
ceramic, crystals,and watercolor on paper
65" x 8.5" x 7" (paper varies)
2019
Prosthetic
Cermaic
3.25" x 18" x 7"
2017
(detail) Prosthetic
Ceramic
3.25" x 18" x 7"
2017
Crystals Grow
ceramic, paper, cloth, stones and paint
2019
Itch
Watercolor on paper
22.5" x 29“
2017
Restore
Ceramic, cotton balls, black glitter paper
2.5" x 12" x12"
2018
Restore
Ceramic, cotton balls, black glitter paper
2.5" x 12" x12"
2018
Trey 2019 ceramic and crystals 3.25in x 14.5in x11in
ceramic and crystals
3.25" x 14.5" x11"
2019
Finger Crystals
ceramic and crystals
5" x 6" x 7" (variable)
2017
Crystals Grow
Ceramic and Crystals
5" x 35" x 27" (variable)
2017
Crystals Grow
Ceramic and Crystals
5" x 35" x 27" (variable)
2017
Last Breath
HD video
3:30
2016
Loop
collage on paper
11" x 7.5"
2017
Black Holes Collide
HD Video 1:28
2016
Variance
collage and watercolor on paper
8" x 12 3/4"
2017
Untitled
ceramic
4” x 23” x 16”
2016
Untitled
ceramic
4” x 23” x 16”
2016
Alligatoritis
HD GIF
2016