Senior designer and UX manager

Artist statement

Artist statement

All the Rules in Accordance with the Fair Play of Candyland/Lord of the Flies Abstract, 2018, mixed media assemblage.

 

On pentimento...

A pentimento is an alteration in a painting, evidenced by traces of previous work, showing that the artist has changed his or her mind as to the composition during the process of painting. The word is Italian for repentance, from the verb pentirsi, meaning to repent.  I've been drawn to the mistakes and happenstance that can come from artistic struggle.  In case you are wondering why my work includes so many revisions, edits, and redactions - I guess I find those reference points more interesting than the thoughtless, cool virtuosity that tends to follow in the footsteps of practiced expertise.

My work explores the intersection between abstraction and meaning. My paintings can be characterized as abstract assemblages with recognizable reference points. I think of them as earnest attempts at condensing rich, complex subject matter down to drips of paint through juxtaposing traditional abstract expressionist painting methods with cartography, proofreader’s marks, and amateur roadside museum techniques of display, classification, and critique.