Word

REUSA

Re: U.S.A., tempered duron, enamel 2015

re-detroit

Re Detroit,  tempered duron, enamel, 2015

wreck

wood, paint, poetry,polystyrene, enamel, etc.

some

SOME, concrete

werd

 

 

Gone, 2015

9_gone

 

GONE, polystyrene, enamel, 2015

 

GONE relies on the initial subtlety of the material’s repetitive construction,  polystyrene. Through assemblage that continues a rough repetition of pattern with the addition of finishes applied, again referencing pattern, the final piece is arrived at. The piece is smooth in finish;  however, coarse in representation of a fish.

Through the use of polystyrene, or Styrofoam, a trademarked Dow Chemical product, as the main building block of the fish, I am commenting on the relationship of chemicals to our environment in general, and the ocean in particular. I further explore humankind’s negative impact on the ocean buy using a camouflage used by military ships at the start of the 20th century. Currently, the U.S. Navy is under  scrutiny for it’s use of sonar and it’s affect on aquatic life. To further extrapolate on the use of a camouflage, in this case a “disruptive coloration”, paint scheme, is to literally see nature disappearing.

 

economicmalfiance

ECONOMIC MALFEASANCE, plywood, collage, enamel, 2016

STATEMENT

   

   My sculptures enable me to interpret my perception of the influence of humanity on the enviroment, and disparities regarding wealth in society. I work with a variety of materials such as wood, aluminum, and steel; but mainly I use concrete. 

    Concrete can suggest architecture, nature, the figurative, and the abstract. Concrete displays a variety of characteristics in its various states. It is liquid, then solid. It is week, then strong. It ebbs, it flows, it melds, it fluctuates, until it does not. The molds I create to contain the concrete, may be pliable or solid; but they always influence the concrete that inhabits them. I derive inpiration directly from the peculiar qualities inherant in each concrete pour. After the concrete has cured, and I have removed the mold, the liberated concrete portrays a porous rawness one might find in nature. I percieve this as a metaphor for the raw crudeness and gruff coarseness of the footprint humankind stomps on society. I strive to bridge asperity and form, and to encourage the resulting piece to retain a subliminal reference to design or architecture, but also to the human form, and nature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education:

 

          B.A. University of California Santa Cruz

          Post Baccalaureate Visual Arts, U.C. Berkeley Extension

          M.F.A., S.F.A.I., candidate

 

 

 

Exhibits:

            -Group Show, Alive In Strange Lands, Diego Rivera Gallery, 2018

            -Group Show, Reflections, Swell Gallery, SFAI, 2018

            -Group Show, Shadows, Swell Gallery, SFAI, 2018

            -Group Show, Frida’s Moustache, Diego Rivera Gallery SFAI, 2017

           – Group Show, Drawn To Line, UCBX Gallery, (San Francisco) 2016

           – Group Show, (3×3), UCBX  Gallery, (San Francisco) 2015

            -Group Show, Dis/Order Juried Annual Pro Arts, (Oakland)2013    

            -Group Show, Crowne Plaza Hotel,2012

            – Group Show, Signs of Our Times, Gallery 651, 2012

            -Group Show, Crowne Plaza Hotel (Concorde) 2011

            – Group Show, Gallery 651 (Martinez) 2011

            -Group Show, Richmond Art Center (Richmond) 2011

             -Group Show,The Budget Gallery (San Francisco) 2004

             -Group Show, Anti Gallery (San Francisco) 2003-2009  

             -Miscellaneous non-compliant, cast concrete installations in                                                California, New York, New Jersey, Houston, Portland, Seattle,
D.C., Paris, and Berlin + 2001-present