Portfolio > Traverse Series (2015-2016)

I have a natural penchant for exploring my surroundings in fine detail. It is a desire for communion: I want to experience the intimate in the immense landscape and to break down the complexity of my daily environment. As part of this exploration I collect artifacts: unique shapes and color palettes from my everyday habitat. By investigating the smaller aspects of an environment, particularly those that I can hold in the palm of my hand, I am able to communicate its specific essence. I am also forced to confront my own vulnerability and hypervigilance.

This process of investigation manifests itself as woven collages that are modular with smaller components being dissected and gathered, much like stones accumulating into a mountain. Borrowing from the language of weaving, colorful clusters of paper are layered and suspended in space by the tension of threads. Delicate yet strengthened by their interwoven structure, these modular forms reach upward in harmony. This reflects a need to find and cultivate peace in a world clamoring with noise and weighted by violence and pain.

Prospect I
Painted paper, thread, nails and wood
72" x 42"
2016
Congress
Painted paper, thread, nails and wood
72" x 42"
2016
Boylan I
Painted paper, thread, nails and wood
72" x 42"
2016
Boylan II
Painted paper, thread, nails and wood
30" x 14"
2016
Konci
Painted paper, thread, nails and wood
30" x 14"
2016
Installation View of: Promenade II, Flatbush and Union
Painted paper, thread, nails and wood
Variable
2015
Detail of Promenade II
Painted paper, thread, nails and wood
2015
Promenade II
Painted paper, thread, nails and wood
48" x 24"
2015
Promenade I
Painted paper, thread, nails and wood
24" x 48"
2015
Flatbush
Painted paper, thread, nails and wood
56" x 34"
2015
Joralemon
Painted paper, thread, nails and wood
30" x 14"
2015
Union
Painted paper, thread, nails and wood
42" x 16"
2015
Detail of Union
Painted paper, thread, nails and wood
2016
Blöndúos
Painted paper, thread, nails and wood
21" x 10"
2015