Saturday, February 18, 2012


more bad pictures of stuff im working on. More intense poses.

Monday, January 16, 2012

more studies!

think of this combined with the previous post. experimenting in such a small subtle way is awesome. why didnt i work like this before? Oh yeah, i was always confused. But no, get ready for the melding of this post and the previous post. BAM.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

making panels, all day everyday

This is the direction im going in. The new panels i have made are a little bit smaller and more square. Will post more soon of even more current work. Just gotta get the camera working.

just a fraction of them

studies for my senior show.

oil on panel 12"x24"

acrylic on paper 10"x15"
design for screenprinting

Artist Statement

Unconventional relationships are the base of most of my interest within my body of work. The relationships that I study are very personal and become a confessional investigation. However, portraying these relationships through a visual language, I depict the characters or situations in an unspecific way that lets each piece become more universal. The interaction that people share on a personal level is exclusive and strange to every person.

Within my entire body of work that investigates relationships, I have a smaller series that specifically explores the relationships that I have with men. In starting this investigation, I took a lot of inspiration from Tracey Emin’s confessional art pieces. What made Emin’s art interesting was her bold willingness to expose extremely deep and personal experiences. My current series explores past sexual relationships I have experienced.

My concept is currently manifesting itself in a series of oil paintings on panel. Each panel is representative of each man I have had sexual relations with. However, the imagery on each panel is layered, nude self-portraits. I chose to paint myself in explicit positions that still reference back to female nudes in art history. I enjoy the juxtaposition between historical female sexuality and my sexuality in a contemporary, postmodern society. It harkens back to painters using prostitutes or having love affairs with their models. The layers in each painting create a juicy and bodily quality that makes a grotesque yet erotic depiction of my body.

I want these relationships to be depicted as something very flippant and matter of fact. These sexual relationships are a part of my personal history and become nothing but factual after they end.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

studio practices and daily paintings.

incorporated feeling of black and bronze

diptych. each panel is 2'x2'. oil and metallic spray paint on panel.