ARTIST STATEMENT: I create miniature paintings and sculptures based on objects from everyday life. My work ranges from constellations that evoke arrangements of natural specimens to still lives that catalogue a daily world where domestic routine meets consumer culture and personal history. These pieces invite close scrutiny and attention through a radical scale shift and handmade detail.
Bedside Table (Valli) 2018 gouache, paper, clay, balsa, tissue, thread 5.6 x 2.9 x 1.4 inches This is one in a series of 32 miniature sculptures cataloguing the objects on people’s bedside tables.
Bedside Table (Rachel) [scale] 2018 gouache, paper, clay, balsa wood, cotton, fabric, thread 4.25 inches x 2.75 inches x 1.2 inches They also create complicated individual portraits of their owners.
Bedside Table (Picado Kid) 2018 gouache, clay, thread, paper 3.5" x 1" x 2.75"
Bedside Table (Amanda) 2017 gouache, paper, fabric, thread, clay, balsa wood, tissue, cotton 4.2 x 3.8 x 3.8 inches
Bedside Table (Joe) 2017 gouache, clay, balsa 1.75 x 1.75 x 1.2 inches
Installation shot, 2018 10 works of the Bedside Table series installed alongside wall installations of cut painted paper
Roadside Memorial (William, Bushwick Ave) 2018 gouache, paper, clay, balsa wood, wire, fabric, plastic, brass 6.1" x 2.2" x 2.9" I am currently working on a series of miniature sculptures of roadside memorials.
Roadside Memorial (Rt 591) 2018 gouache, paper, clay, balsa wood, wire, fabric, plastic, brass 6.2" x 4.15 " x 3.9" As private markers in public spaces, these transient monuments confront us with mortality in everyday contexts, functioning as anonymous tributes, expressions of love, and collective gathering spaces
Roadside Memorial (Hwy 285) 2018 gouache, paper, clay, fabric, cotton, balsa wood, string, piano wire 2.75 x 4.25 x 2.9 inches This series explores our relationship with the dead, unpacking how memory is maintained and evolves through objects and places.
Atmosphere 2018 gouache, paper, pins 9.5 x 7.5 x 2 inches My constellations of cut, painted paper are installed directly into the wall with pins.
Afterlife 2016 - 2017 gouache, paper, pins 10 x 8 x 2 inches
Zodiac 2016 - 2017 gouache, paper, pins 5.5 x 7 x 2 inches
Canis Major (Dog Days) 2017 gouache, paper, pins 12 x 8.5 x 2 inches
Space Junk 2018 gouache, paper, pins 9.5 x 7.5 x 2 inches