In this series, I expanded the sense of surrealism found in the previous Still Lifestyle series by grounding the… View Project →
Project — Occurrences
It begins fortuitously - discarded scraps of paintings arrange themselves in ways I find intriguing. Through unintentional observation I’ll notice a distinctive mark created by the overlapping paper or an interesting shape formed by the curves and folds.
I’ll then intentionally recreate this occurrence while rearranging the paper into a sculptural form.
I place this on top of a canvas that is painted in complementary colors to the marks and then I photograph and register each assemblage.
This collision of gestures and constantly modified composition creates new ways to examine abstraction through a systematic approach.
The studies are compiled in a book documenting a variety of visual exercises made while developing the pictorial language.
The vocabulary is characterized by organic forms, bold palettes, and sculptural depth.
As a final output, Documentation becomes the final artwork.
_Acrylic painting on paper sculptures
Mounted on canvas panel and photographed.
_Archival pigment ink print on paper
12 × 15 in
30.4 × 38.1 cm
Box Set of 15
_44 pages, Artist Book
edition of 30.