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

This old house equals poor lighting. I had a ring light clipped on to my table but I was constantly frustrated by how dark this room is. I have a set of these lights in the basement and they’re awesome. So bright, easy to connect and only a two prong plug. I mounted them with command strips which was way easier than screwing them to the ceiling. Winner winner. ...

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I am SO excited to be back on this bullshit. These flowers have been waiting for over 2 months to be covered in resin. Layer one is in the books. Gimmie all the dried flowers in casting resin. If I watch the clock this piece can be out of the mold early next week, then sanded and polished by end of week and headed to its new home. Can’t wait to see how it turns out after I add all the pieces. ...

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I bought Barbara Kruger’s book Thinking of You while I was in undergrad many moons ago. Her artwork was everything I wanted mine to be while I was in school. When I saw this hoodie from @feministtrashstore_ I knew I had to have it not only because Barbara’s art matters so much to me, and because someone else felt how I did then put it on a shirt, but also because bros being dicks and stealing art from prominent women is lame. Here’s looking at you @supremenewyork. ...

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There’s a brand new baby gay in my life and Im so so so proud of her. I made this one for her, and while the perfectionist in me wants to pick it apart, I know that’s not what matters on this one. I can’t wait to give it to her. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 ...

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Dear #mineralpaper, I love you ...

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Check out my varnishing tent! No garage means no real great spaces to finish work. Lots of trees and bugs and floaty things so snagged this little pop up from @wagnerspraytech and it’s getting the job done! ...

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This one turned out a little barfy but I’ve got some ideas on how to improve it. Stay tuned. ...

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Hi. I love these. So far they are my favorite to make. The right combo of simple and complex, structured but abstract. ...

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Daaah. This was SO fun. I can’t wait to do more like this. ...

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Friday night activities. I love the way this one turned out. ...

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New heat gun, who dis? Omg I tried three new things: I got a bomb ass @wagnerspraytech heat gun, new colors from @copic_official and used a new, smaller dispenser for alcohol. Plus a new technique for adding the alcohol and this might be love. Also…these colors tho. 😍 ...

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