Photos courtesy of the Philadelphia International Airport
Smother, Stick, Cut, Collect
Current was an installation of works at the Buffalo Arts Studio in 2017. The installation included an iteration of the constantly changing and evolving spiral work, here called "Point," as well as 6 rope paintings. The paintings are on canvas hung unstretched on the wall. They gently moved and undulated as air currents flowed through the gallery.
Peak is an installation of spiral shaped canvases sewn and installed in clusters of varying sizes. Each spiral began as a painting, generally oil or acrylic. The painting was cut into a spiral shape and sewn back together creating the three dimensional forms you see. The largest of the canvases were 84" squares creating spirals slightly smaller than their original size.
Collapse is composed of more than 13 spiral shapes cut from 54" wallpaper squares. The dimensions and form of the installed work vary at each installation.
These works are created using remnants from other creative endeavors. They are built, sometimes to grand proportions, from the scraps of other works. Tarp, for example, was created from the left over corners created when sewing the spiral shapes for my work Point. Crazy, was created from the leftover bits that came from the production of Cascade.
These works are a series of 84" square paintings. Most were created by dropping or throwing canvas covered ropes onto flat canvas laid out on the floor. The thrown rope acted as a catalyst for the image, bringing it into being through elements of chance and play. They are acrylic, charcoal, and pencil on unstretched canvas.
Acrylic, Graphite, & Colored Pencil on Canvas, 84"x84"