My Work

Just an artist currently experiencing a creative renaissance

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Current Obsession:

  • Resin
  • Alcohol Ink
Art Practice Philosophy:
Fuck around and find out

Translucent Consciousness Series

2021

I began working on the Translucent Consciousness Series in early February 2021 and have now finished three pieces and have others ongoing. The Translucent Consciousness Series has been an experiment for me in learning new forms of art, but also creating art that feels like play, is messy and unpredictable but also has great depth. All pieces of this series are related to the mind and thoughts which, for me, are both directly impacted by living with Multiple Sclerosis, a disease I was diagnosed with 15 years ago.

Combining the impermanence and unpredictability of ink with the finality of resin has been a lesson in letting go of control and a head first dive into finding unintentional beauty in experimenting with new mediums – themes that mimic life with MS.

My days managing a chronic illness are equally unpredictable, impermanent, but beautiful. This beauty is something I hope to reveal to others, by using resin to suspend flowers, objects, and colors, representing a look into the life of someone living with MS.

This series is about creating things that look beautiful on their own, but when you hold them close you can see a microworld inside that is representative of deep thoughts, dreams, and how those can be interrupted by something that lives inside your brain, like MS does.

This project has been a creative renaissance in my art practice, and an important new chapter in my work as a chronic illness advocate.

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Translucent Consciousness:

No. 1  Sources of Light

Resin, wire & found objects
5 x 7 inches

Translucent Consciousness:

No. 2  Bloom & Flourish

Resin, wire & found objects
5 x 7 inches

Translucent Consciousness:

No. 3  Concept Ingredients

Resin, wire & found objects

Slowly but surely she is coming alive. ...

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Take two on this face. I spent the last few weeks thinking about her face and sketching different angles and expressions. Today I revised what I had originally put down and this feels much much better. I also spent some time just looking at it and trying to envision what else will come forward. I had sketched a drawing of this a while ago and kept mentally referencing that but once I put her face on there, the whole sketch had changed. And I can’t wait to see what else appears. ...

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Adam and I headed to open studio time at @thepeacemuse studio today and played art. I’m getting better at making stuff without a plan or a purpose. Today I was just winging it…and it felt good 🙂 ...

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Then I did a wash and journaled about it. This color is not one that I’m typically drawn to, but it’s called Burnt Orange, and that was one of my dads favorite colors. When I read the name, I knew my decision was made. I also think I should get some brownie points for not picking a teal lol. ...

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Today I started a new art journey/project/endeavor. Whatever you call it when you start something that scares you but you know is necessary.

Looking forward to seeing what comes forward on this big ass canvas at @thepeacemuse studio. Im so grateful to have found Virginia to help me with this. Go check out her art. Go to her studio. Let her guide you the way she will guide me to lean into intuitive creativity.
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She Shed/Garage/Studio is slowly coming together. Come in and see my plans! ...

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