MFA ’07 Fine Arts 2D
Rooted in the everyday, my abstract prints use color and form to embody the fantastical and imaginative landscapes of memory, vibrant and blurry at the same time.
Using thin transparent layers of ink, I transform the flat surface of the rectangle to yield depth and atmosphere. I employ handmade stencils based on leaflike forms to block out areas of the image. Some compositions dance between aerial and vertical – reading as a flat, reflective pond that reveals patterns on a glassy surface, or perhaps tree limbs one might push aside to step through a portal comprised of a silhouette of leaves.
I explore ideas of absence and presence, what becomes revealed and what remains hidden. Much like leaves, memories are temporary and fleeting, each one slightly different than the one before. Tranquil, disruptive, intimate, or routine, memories blur over time, sometimes leaving only a remnant of the place and moment in which they occurred.