Paintings and Drawings > Recent Paintings

"She wanted to be extraordinary, to possess a savage glitter." 
— Joy Williams, The Quick and the Dead

I think of the actions of painting and drawing as an extension of touch, the hand. Whatever the medium—pen, thread, paint or glitter—my work manifests as the haptic gestures made and recorded on, in, or through surfaces. I draw inspiration from the histories and structures of textiles, geography, biology, and architecture. Invisible patterns—topography, weather patterns, bodily systems, astrological charts— often inform my work.

My most recent body of work builds on the glitter paintings that I began several years ago. However, the new pieces appear more viscous and corporeal.

In order to expand from the spectrum of glitter already collected in my studio, I am experimenting by including more sculptural elements on the 2D surfaces. By cutting and creating my own particulate matter I can incorporate everything from Japanese rubber to fly fishing materials to pubic hair. Oh, and did I mention there is also some gold leaf? I strive to be savagely sparkling at all times.

Erased Landscape
acrylic, glitter, Japanese rubber
4 x 4 x 2"
2017
I'm Trying
acrylic, glitter, laser cut metal, gold leaf, hair on board
18 x 24"
2017
Thoughts of You
acrylic, luster, gold leaf on canvas
4 x 6"
2015
W.B.S.B. (for FT)
acrylic, glass glitter, Japanese rubber, fly fishing filament, cardboard
4 x 4 x 2"
2017
Vestigial Organ (for Esther)
acrylic, glass glitter, gold leaf on canvas
2016
My Giant Golden Tits
acrylic, glitter, gold leaf on board
2016
The Shadows are a Version of You
ultrafine glitter, glass glitter, hairy glitter, paillettes, retroflector, enamel, pouring medium, and archival adhesives on board
18 x 24"
2015
The Shadows are a Version of You II
acrylic, ultrafine glitter, glass glitter, Japanese rubber, fly fishing filament, interference
18 x 24"
2017
Cosmic Glory Hole
acrylic, glitter, paillettes, glass, hand mirror on board
2016