Portfolio > Elements

Indeterminate Diorama
Oil and Acrylic on canvas
60” x 48”
2021
Split Second
Acrylic on canvas
41”x22”
2021
Bite and Shake #1
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
30” x 42”
2021
Family and Genus
Oil and acrylic on canvas
47 x 34
2021
$3000
Angler
Oil and acrylic on canvas
27” x 24”
2021
$2500
Offer for Aquifer 4
Oil and acrylic on canvas
60" x 48"
2020
Depth Finder 2
Oil and acrylic on canvas
60" x 48"
2020
Clawfoot Boron
Oil and acrylic canvas
60" x 48"
2019
Hall of Natural History with Survivalists
Oil, Acrylic, and Spray paint on canvas
84" x 96"
2017
Kimberlite and Fool's Gold
Oil, acrylic, and spray paint
84" x 60"
2016

Pressure, heat, and time are some of the conditions that shape earth’s metamorphic minerals, and they are the conditions that guide the development of my compositions. I excavate pressure, heat, and time out of the context of mineralogy and translate them into the formal language of painting. Pressure becomes the illusory depth in the pictorial space. Heat becomes a property of color, and time measures the gradual accumulation of paint on the surface.

The layers of imagery for each of my paintings come from documentation of growth patterns of actual mineral specimens, the mining processes used to extract them, and the myriad ways in which we might encounter the minerals in daily life. The disparate imagery within each painting refers to aspects of the same specimen, but a new element is formed by their conglomeration.