V I E W I N G Room

My artistic practice involves the printed surface in a multi-disciplinary approach to address urban decay, social practice, and abstraction. The role of ambiguity is to lessen the boundary between the dream state and reality. My work represents the relationship I have to the objects that make my environment.

Monotype Collection

Oneirology Series

Oneirology is the scientific approach to understanding dreams in relation to the functions of the brain.

This series of work studies the approach to the dream state influenced by my memories, current emotions, and behavioral patterns that have affected my awaken state. I use colors to ignite that translation of my subconscious to certain lucid emotions experienced. The role of ambiguity in atmosphere is to lessen the boundary between the dream state and reality. The process of monotype is cognitive to my system of thought by allowing the paper surface to develop fluidly, yet each mark is connected unapologetically to each layer that connect my present to my past.

Where Dreams Collide
25″ x 36″ Mulberry Paper
(Certificate Award First Place)

Available
Torres
21″ x 31″ Masa Paper
Available
Devoid of One Billion Stars in Diameter
21″ x 31″ Masa Paper
NFS
Self Alienation 2020
25″ x 36″ Mulberry Paper
Exhibition Loan Only
Despondent Thematic Map
21″ x 31″ Masa Paper
Available
Sweet Bitter Jest
21″ x 31″ Masa Paper

Available
Through the Window
21″ x 31″ Masa Paper
Available
Land Before Time
28″ x 42″ BFK Rives
NFS
Internal Landscape After Midnight
21″ x 31″ Masa Paper
NFS
Breach of Logic
21″ x 31″ Masa Paper
Available
Deserted in Daydream
21″ x 31″ Masa Paper
NFS
Taking a Walk
25″ x 36″ Mulberry Paper
Available

At first blush the work recalls abstraction strategies used by modernist artists, most immediately Joan Miró. However, situating the forms in and around representational imagery such as landscapes, (suggested) figures and portraits, and physical objects grounds these ideas in more subjective experience, humanizing them… – Peter Williams


 Silk Screen Collection

Consumption of Nature: Food Source
11″ x 14″, Archives 88, 2020.
Framed on Birch Wood Contact Verge Center of the Arts for Purchase
916-448-2985
It’s Just Chemicals
10” x 10”, Arches 88, 2021.

Mental Health has a heavy stigma of being a self-care process and is a subject that is not given the correct awareness; that it is not that easy to “just get over it”. My print symbolizes the aggressive conversation one has or at times is presented by others when facing anxiety publicly. There is scientific research that states that there are chemicals in our brain that signal dopamine and serotonin which are factors that respond to our perception of happiness or depression, fear or excitement. Those levels can be disrupted in many ways that are not just attached to the momentary situation but the lack of chemical balances within our own bodies. My hope for this print is to reclaim the freedom to identify to mental illness as a community issue, not a solitary one that many feel they must face alone.

Measuring a Lifeline,
11″ x 14″, Archives 88, 2021.
the Bancroft Library Archive 

This work is a representation of measuring emotional coordinates of different modes in which an emotion sways through intensity. The measuring tape is taking the task of recording an emotion, such as happiness for example. Happiness is an umbrella term for a certain emotion, but we all experience its meaning differently. The fluidity of how we perceive these terms to identify our emotions is a subject of interest to me. Measuring the lifeline of an emotion such as happiness doesn’t occur linearly through our lives, but is worth counting or measuring to better understand our interactions with those around us.

“Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great.”- Roger De Bussy-Rabutin

In a time of social distance, there are alternative ways of meetings and gatherings that have been formed to keep the blockchains of our relationships with society. The use of Zoom has given a way for education, events, and relationships to continue to build those blocks of connection to each other. The Block Party is a virtual event for block printing to create the chance for the larger community of printmakers and friends to meet once again. The event is to carve out those connections made with one another in the block of your choice. The members of Print Club will be supplied with their own VIP key pass that includes their own blockchain, event wristband, and invitation box. Please join the Block Party by linking the event details located in the QR codes found on the wristband. This event is a response to using technology as a way to reconnect traditions of gathering community. The idea is that community doesn’t need to be absent in space, but to have community through connecting our ideas to one another across distance.


Emma and the Baguettes, Axis Gallery, 2021

This wheat paste installation mural was a collaboration with the Print Club at Sacramento State. These bags were in conversation to globalized consumerism in relation to the group exhibition Axis Through The Giftshop at Axis Gallery.


Other Methods

Silver Gelatin


Chromogenic Prints


Summer Break
Acrylic on Canvas, 36″ x 48″, 2021.
NFS

Winter Break
Acrylic on Canvas, 36″ x 48″, 2021.
SOLD