More than physical walls, this series of paintings focusses on frontiers where the human-made and natural worlds, the urban and naturalistic, or artifice and reality meet. I'm interested, at the broadest level, in how different realities interact with each other.
Despite how walls-as-interfaces embody a desire to intermix and birth new realities, they don't sit easily in a narrow mode of understanding and they become so ingrained in the landscape that they hide in plain sight. Where the stakes of curb appeal are high, they're often concealed by design.
As frontiers, walls recall the borders that divide nations, or port cities throughout history: transitionary lines which are heavily regulated and often wilder and more diverse than the centres they uphold. They epitomize, in a sense, us modern humans with our multiple identities and allegiances.
While urban planners, architects, developers, realtors, advertisers, tour guides, travel agents, and other curators of our lived environments guide our attentions elsewhere, make the effort to look and these verging perimeters pop out.
As an artist on a limited budget and trying to tap into a certain poetic truth, I'm drawn to how accessible yet expressive walls are of the ways we live in reality, rathet han how we're often manipulated into fetishizing dream forms of living.
They deserve, in my view, light, one which divulges not their elegance or refinement but their deeper possibilities.
Do a Good Turn 36" x 48", Mixed media on panel Location: Studio Blog entry
Bouncing off the Walls 36" x 48", Mixed media on panel SOLD Blog entry
On the Other Side 30" x 30", Mixed media on panel SOLD
Graffiti in the Ravine 24" x 60", Mixed media on panel SOLD
The Wall 36" x 36", Mixed media on panel SOLD
Against the Wall 36" x 36", Mixed media on panel SOLD
Malas hierbas 36" x 36", Mixed media on panel SOLD
Curtain Wall 36" x 36", Mixed media on panel SOLD
Theatre District 10" x 14", Mixed media on panel SOLD