Collaged Screen-Prints/Monotypes, Acrylic, and Newspaper on Wooden Panel, 42" x48" x 2", 2017
Collaged Screen-Prints/Monotypes, Acrylic, and Newspaper on Wooden Panel, 30" x 56" x 2", 2017
Emerging I and II
Silkscreen, Collagraph, Paint, and Found Materials, 2013
Emerging IV and IX
Silkscreen, Collagraph, Paint, and Found Materials, 2014
In collaboration with artist Lena Aimone, these experimental prints were made by running ink splatters through a silkscreen mesh. Over 150 prints were made in total for use as collage material for a future body of work, but these six were spared as standalone pieces.
This body of work was inspired by airport luggage scanning technology. The system uses specific colors to identify what types of objects are passing through the scanner. Objects identified with the color orange or purple are typically organic materials, such as cotton clothing or drugs. Green objects are usually objects made of glass or plastic and blue objects are metal. This process is of course used to help identify suspicious or dangerous objects in our luggage, but my goal was to mimic this system via the silkscreen process to playfully address the very sensitive social and political issues of our time.
Domesticated, 8-layer Screen-print, 22" x 32", 2017
A Neglected Evil, 19 Layer Screen-print, 22" x 32", 2017
Import/Export, 15 Layer Screen-print, 22" x 32", 2017
Kids Being Kids, 7-Layer Screen-print, 22" x 32", 2017
They Grow Up So Fast, 15-Layer Screen-print, 22" x 32", 2017
James Bridle in 2011 coined the term “New Aesthetic,” to describe our society’s newfound fascination with blurring the line between physical and virtual. We see examples of this everywhere. Designers are now designing things to look digital, pixilated, and glitch-y. Not long ago, the U.S. Army replaced their iconic swirly green, brown, and black camouflaged patterned fatigues with that of a pixilated version. It is a great example of our digital world directly influencing modern design.
These installations are an interpretation of James Bridle’s concept of the New Aesthetic with the goal being to achieve a sense of blurring between found, hand-made, and digitally produced.
In Which Was Once A Dichotomy
Installation at the LAC Gallery in Lawrence, KS. 2014.
Details of the Installation: Acrylic, Fabric, Wire, Wood, Ribbon, Found and Printed Materials.
Installation at the LAC Gallery in Lawrence, KS. 2014
Details of Installation: Collagraph, Acrylic, Fabric, Wire, Wood, Ribbon, Found and Printed Materials.
Relief and Intaglio Printed Collagraph with Spray Paint, 10" x 20", 2012
Under Deconstruction (Black)
Relief Printed Collagraph, 60" x 88" 2012
Under Deconstruction II
Intaglio Printed Collagraph, 44" x 120", 2012
Above is another permutation of how the plates can be oriented.
Through printmaking, I have developed an appreciation for the process of developing multi-color images. I utilize Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black dots not only as a way of creating the portraits, but also to censor the individuals. This essentially negates the process.