Acrylic & ink on canvas, 40x30
*Award Recipient, "Art in the time of Coronavirus & Social Distancing", Circle Foundation, Lyon, France, 2020
As COVID19 continues to penetrate our lives in ways we never expected, it is forcing us to experience life in a different way. In these trying times, I find many of us seem to be attuning ourselves to things like nature, breath, neighbors...things that before we took for granted or ignored. Today, those things mean the world.
I continue to tune-in to the things that matter and tune out a bit the invasive noise. I'm also continuing to balance my use with technology as it is tempting to use it in higher quantities these days. I'm careful to enjoy real experiences and remember to get out and nature, hear the birds and see and experience things in person.
Here is an article written by research journalists from The Guardian Titled "Tip of the Iceberg: is our destruction of nature responsible for COVID-19?"
I struggle with the amount of influence and power chaos and technology have over our planet, and how much it filters through all aspects of life. We have one planet to live on and the factor of time which holds constant. Tech power and consumption, virtual life, connectivity, isolation, sustainability, and humanity all share a common action thread of choice and are areas I research and try to respond to.
I inject my work with tightly organized clusters of symbols inspired by binary code, pop culture, archaic lettering, mathematics, alchemy, and my iconography. This process of “organizing chaos” is intrinsic and cathartic, and visibly creates stability in my work.
*works are sold unframed unless specified. Pictures shown with frame are for display purposes only.