Artist StatementIn my work, I explore themes of science and nature, particularly biology and pattern, as well as the human figure and all the interesting shapes and forms it produces. My current series focuses on the human figure, and how it can be both subject and object, vacillating in meaning from purely a fleshy background to a vital tool of identity. Truly, everything from microscopic images of cells to the expansion of the universe has the power to captivate me. Stunning patterns can be found everywhere, which I often incorporate into my paintings in varying levels of abstraction. As a whole, I think of the majority of my paintings as an exploration of the possibilities of “abstract representation,” as I inhabit the space between abstraction and pure representation and often meld the two. Oil painting provides a rich opportunity to explore a vast variety of lines and textures, and I love exploring and discovering new styles and techniques. I keep myself open to all possibilities of subject, medium, and style, as I never know what I will respond to next.
BA Bowdoin College, Art History and Visual Arts, 2013.
Oil and Acrylic paintings, illustration, silvermithed jewelry.