In graduate school I became interested in the structure of the grid as an organizing form for my work. I began a daily drawing practice and placed each image on the wall of my studio, building a grid, which created a visual diary of my thoughts during that year. In this process, I became intrigued by the way separate drawings came to relate to one another. Placed in conversation with each other, the images’ meanings evolved and shifted. Leslie Lerner, an artist and mentor, suggested I translated this practice ofcombining these separate elements, using the grid structure, into my paintings. The first series was “States of Mind,” which combined layered images, color, and drawings to create visual narratives of time and memory.  Since graduate school, the interplay of chance and intention has, also, been a recurring theme while exploring visualizing perceptions of time and memories. These explorations are represented by different bodies of work.  Currently, my practice has evolved into the “Year in Color” project and aseries of smaller works incorporating panels with unique colors and drawings. Parallel to the ‘Year in Color” project is the series “Time and Place” these works foreground painting as process and experience to reflect the environment and time they were created. My painting process and compositional decisions proceeds, like many painters, balanced between my intention and chance.

My paintings develop from a variety of sources, books, music, conversations, looking at artwork and a deep sense of curiosity. The themes of memory and the passage of time are a constant in my work. I have questions and think about how to explore them in painting. The question that began the “Year in Color” project, was what would a year look like and subsequently developed each year by asking another question about how we describe and experience the passage of time. The intention was in the highly structured composition of these works and the chance/expression and memory is in the color and the interplay of colors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statement

In graduate school I became interested in the structure of the grid as an organizing form for my work. I began a daily drawing practice and placed each image on the wall of my studio, building a grid, which created a visual diary of my thoughts during that year. In this process, I became intrigued by the way separate drawings came to relate to one another. Placed in conversation with each other, the images’ meanings evolved and shifted. Leslie Lerner, an artist and mentor, suggested I translated this practice ofcombining these separate elements, using the grid structure, into my paintings. The first series was “States of Mind,” which combined layered images, color, and drawings to create visual narratives of time and memory.  Since graduate school, the interplay of chance and intention has, also, been a recurring theme while exploring visualizing perceptions of time and memories. These explorations are represented by different bodies of work.  Currently, my practice has evolved into the “Year in Color” project and aseries of smaller works incorporating panels with unique colors and drawings. Parallel to the ‘Year in Color” project is the series “Time and Place” these works foreground painting as process and experience to reflect the environment and time they were created. My painting process and compositional decisions proceeds, like many painters, balanced between my intention and chance.

My paintings develop from a variety of sources, books, music, conversations, looking at artwork and a deep sense of curiosity. The themes of memory and the passage of time are a constant in my work. I have questions and think about how to explore them in painting. The question that began the “Year in Color” project, was what would a year look like and subsequently developed each year by asking another question about how we describe and experience the passage of time. The intention was in the highly structured composition of these works and the chance/expression and memory is in the color and the interplay of colors.