ARTIST STATEMENT: The origin of this body of work is in compression and tension, growth and decay, and how these and other processes shape built environments. The specific locations for the beginning of each
painting vary widely from a row of abandoned houses in Brooklyn (Admirals Row, Brooklyn Navy Yard, 2009) to the swamps of the Niger Delta (Oil Rivers, 2010). What pulls them together are shared themes such as: land use and ownership, expoloitation of people and natural resources, and how people relate to the architecture (when applicable vernacular architecture) and the built
environments they live in.
A wide variety of materials are used to stain, grind, and write; this process builds up layer upon layer until the structure and surface of each work reveals a sense of place.
Oil Rivers 2010 Mixed Media five panels 9' 6" x 16' overall Oil paint, acrylic, spray paint, bitumen, powdered charcoal, graphite, coffee, bourbon, and fabric on paper, wood, and canvas.
Construccion Incremental, Juarez 2010 8 ft. 6 in. x 14 ft. overall Acrylic, powdered charcoal, graphite, oil paint stick, oil pastel, spray paint, latex house paint, bitumen, dirt, wine, coffee on paper, canvas linen, and fabric glued to two pieces of canvas
Colonia I 2009 9 ft. 6 in. x 8 ft. 4 in. overall Powdered charcoal, graphite, acrylic, oil, paint stick, oil pastel, wax crayon and spray paint on six pieces of paper
Colonia II 2009 Acrylic, powdered charcoal, graphite, dirt, Mexican beer, oil paint stick, oil pastel, and wax crayon on paper
Admirals Row, Brooklyn Navy Yard 2009 8 ft. x 10 ft. overall Graphite, powdered charcoal, acrylic, oil pastel, wax crayon, spray paint, paper, plastic, and silver gelatin print on two pieces of paper
Admirals Row House I 2009 6 ft. 9 in. x 5 ft. Acrylic, coffee, dirt, and spray paint on paper
Farragut Housing Projects III 2009 78 in. x 60 in. Charcoal and spray paint on paper
Famagusta 2009 9 ft. 10 in. x 13 ft. 4 in. Acrylic, charcoal, graphite, spray paint, latex house paint, oil paint and oil pastel on canvas
Mur de la Peste II 2009 9 ft. 6 in. x 13 ft. 9 in. Acrylic, powdered charcoal, wood stain, coffee, bourbon, and spray paint on canvas
Didyma II 2008 9 ft. x 10 ft. 3 in. Acrylic, oil paint stick, charcoal, paper, dirt and coffee on canvas
#45 2009 50 in. x 38 in. Charcoal, acrylic, oil paint stick, oil pastel, and crayon on paper
Didyma I 2008 9 ft. 5 in. x 8 in. Acrylic, charcoal, dirt and wine on canvas
Tonina 2008 9 ft. 2 in. x 12 ft. 2 in. Acrylic, latex, coffee, wine, and glass on canvas
Nablus 2009 9 ft. 9 in. x 12 ft. Acrylic, latex house paint, oil, spray paint, powdered charcoal, oil pastel, ink, glass, metal, paper, plastic, nails, dirt, coffee, and flashing cement on canvas,
Mur de la Peste I 2009 9 ft. x 12 ft. Acrylic, latex house paint, spray paint, and wine on canvas