Size: 36"W x 24"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
I remember the time when I painted Jeepster - I was living in central California, working as a design assistant at a conservatory. That was an important time for me because I was very focused on learning about myself and my aesthetic. Though I enjoyed the beauty of my surroundings and the introspection, that time was also wrought with uncertainty for me.
I remember listening to “Electric Warrior" on repeat the entire time I was working on that piece. I had no idea of what I was going to paint before I started. Instead, I just sorta danced to the music and let my paint dance on the canvas. I think that is what makes that piece so special to me. The true emotion lies not in the actual trees or recognizable images in the painting, but in the paint - in the drips and strokes.
I find inspiration in everything around me. From the beat of a song to a delapitated old apartment to the fabulous shoes on the feet of a girl on the subway. I paint how I feel. Painting for me is extremely process-driven. How I create something is as, if not more, important than what or why I create. Painting allows me to not only articulate my thoughts to others but to myself. Thanks for checking out my work.