Oh, you unzipped me! (for Frank Reynolds)
‘Walkin’ with my back to the sun, keep my head to the sky’ diptych
Title credit thanks to Denzel Curry's "Walkin"
I'll show you mine if you show me yours
acrylic on canvas, 2023
Thinking about that one time
acrylic and paper on canvas, 2023
acrylic on vintage print and frame, 2023
acrylic on canvas, 2022
I draw a lot of my imagery from old photographs of places and people, some of which I've known and loved- others I have no connection to.
I love creating depth within my work-
sometimes it's an illusion, sometimes I have layers that physically overlap and shape the air around it.
The juxtaposition of old and new very frequently pops up in my work- I'll take compositions from masterful renaissance works and inject current issues into them. I've used this method of storytelling to rework our perception of news in today's fast paced world. Gun violence is an ongoing monstrosity here in America- a fate we seem never to outrun. These paintings (left & below) are from my senior thesis body of work in 2017-2018.