Currently lives in New Haven, CT
Occupation: Illustrator, painter, cat whisperer
As someone who lives in a home amongst a riot of color and texture, nesting within the endless accumulations of a life well lived, I am at the same time a person whose wardrobe consists of almost exclusively solid black.
There is a duality to my aesthetic and my visual understanding of the world that has taken me many years to reconcile, but through my work- stripped down to minimalist colors of black and white, with red a shout among the quiet neutrality- I am finally seeking to explore that duality in the world around me. I use illustrative techniques to strip things down to their essential forms, finding excitement in the shapes made by clothing and by movement, by the removal of distraction and the exclamation point of emphasized focus. That tension between abstraction and hyper-detail serves my explanation of how I think, informed by a lifetime of pop culture and surrealist artwork.
In the world I have created, single strands of hair become incredibly important and the subtle bends and folds of clothing serve to create a story rather than obscure it. If you've ever fallen in love with the way someone moves their fingers or been obsessed with the way a skirt lays across a knee, you get it.
It is my intention to make work that is simple enough to be visually appealing and enjoyable but upon further examination cause the viewer to wonder about the people they see- to make their own assumptions about the lives and the experiences of these figures and take on an almost voyeuristic position of examination. I want people to wonder about why a hand is turned just so, why someone is smiling just a little, where a fabulously dressed person is headed. If you leave my world with more questions than answers, I have done my job.
Education: BA of Fine Arts from Bennington College, Class of 2007
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