I focus on themes of domestic and global violence. Through paintings, sculptures, and installation-based work, I strive to transform materials of war into a critical mechanism.
While using hand-manipulated materials to create purposefully aesthetically seductive experiences, I aspire to promote curiosity in the viewer. The media I select and mix with traditional ones and methods, are fraught with terrible associations.
Manipulating deadly armaments, echoes my actions as a lifelong peace activist. Transforming these materials into art media involves processes that render their functions impotent. Through saturating some materials with water, and separating, and gluing others, I aim to transform these residues into catalysts of reflection.
My abstract landscapes began as meditations on past wars, and have evolved into reflections of current events. Combining wet gunpowder grounds with liquid acrylics and brilliant watercolors, I invigorate surfaces while referencing topography and geologic phenomena. I produce these chaotic amalgams to reflect the contemporary moment.