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  • (In Progress) Series of large scale paintings dealing with my past. 
    Subtle representative imagery that constructs a new narrative by using things, items, and emotional connections that I have lost.
  • Home, 2013
    47" x 50"
    gouache on paper
    I wanted to start this series by creating a piece about the loss of my 16 year old dog, and how she was a symbol of not only the end of my childhood, but the end of the only thing I held affection for as a child. The large color field allows for a lonely, isolated feeling, and the dead, blank eyes, give the viewer a wider sense of emotion.  As I deal with the emotional transition of adulthood and becoming responsible for my actions, I continually feel isolated from my innerself. This piece begins a long journey of self discovery in hopes to find the self respect I feel has been lost.
  • Home (detail), 2013
  • JoAnn, 2013
    48" x 50"
    gouache and graphite on paper
    Using a found family photograph, I wanted to create a heavy atmosphere; centered on themes of sexuality, mental illness, and what it means to be happy.  There is so much mystery, an element of searching, and I am interested in the ideas of genetics, and how growing up in a certain environment affects certain people. 
  • JoAnn (detail), 2013