Size: 10"W x 20"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
This piece was started by wanting to make a really bright colorful blue piece, and combining it with the quirky figures that appear to me before I fall asleep at night. As I started the painting, I felt like these people were in a dream like state, wanting to explore the sky; hence adding clouds and air. This piece is a perfect example of how I don't always know what the final product of a drawing or work will be; often I start making one and as I move through the process, it informs me what colors or shapes are to come next. I enjoy the process of making, working on it over weeks, adding a little bit every few days to try to figure out what the piece wants next.
My work is often are on the edge between subconscious and intention. They start out as doodles on the phone; little figures that appear to me while distracted, but then I need to build an environment around them with color and shapes.
First, thanks for checking out my work! Second, I can't explain why I make work. I just know I need to; when I close my eyes to sleep at night, often times I see images of the cartoon-like figures that appear in the drawings, or bright colors that should be combined together in a painting. I can't fall asleep until I sketch it down somewhere. Making work, be it paintings, drawings, or ceramics, is what I can't stop thinking about. When I was younger I was afraid that artists run out of ideas as they get older... Now I'm afraid I won't have time to put all my ideas on paper or into sculpture. My story is that I loved making and went to art school. I majored in ceramics and painting at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. After working internships in museums and with artists, I wanted to try a different career and currently have a day job. My goal is to get these figures out in the art world and bring joy to others.