Artist Statement

My work is very process oriented. As I focus on the oscillation between realistic renderings of people as well as the technical considerations of monoprinting, I believe that I am allowing my subconscious mind to speak through the work that I create. 

Proposal for exhibition

The Exhibit

"Inside Out" is a series of works on paper collaged to reveal the intersection of realistic portraits and their more abstract monoprint counterparts. 

Vision Statement

The work in this show will be portraits based on found images and my own reference photos. There is no set narrative for the people in the portraits. Instead, I have found that my process elevates the subject matter and allows viewers to see a piece of their own experience - real or imagined - in the art. 

Installation

The show will consist of 9 pieces which will be approximately 3 feet wide a piece. Each collage will be mounted between pieces of plexiglass and hung from wire attached to screws in the upper corners of the plexiglass. This exhibit will be placed in Alcove Gallery.

Images

You will find images which are representative of the concept at this link. There are water media paintings on paper, monoprints, and proposed collages of the two.

Lillie in Berea, KY:

  1. Painting (red cabbage dye, sumi ink, and graphite on kozo paper)
  2. Monoprint (acrylic paint on kozo paper)
  3. Both images overlapped

1942:

  1. Painting (Indigo, calcium carbonate, sumi ink, graphite on kozo paper)
  2. Monoprint (acrylic paint on kozo paper)
  3. Both images overlapped

Summertime:

  1. Painting (mushroom-based dye and acrylic paint on Arches watercolor paper)
  2. Painting combined with digital version of monoprint

Reading:

  1. Painting (indigo, yellow onion skin dye, acrylic and graphite on collaged Japanese paper)
  2. Painting combined with digital version of monoprint

Bunhawk:

  1. Monoprint (acrylic paint on kozo paper)
  2. Monoprint combined with digital drawing