work investigates mapping by using scientific images such as topography,
astro-geology, and cartography. I investigate line, space, and organic
forms to create an environment that would not be available otherwise
to the unaided eye. I choose subject matter that is related to these
topics, drawing inspiration from maps and satellite images. My work
represents images in the unique language of maps, and I use this
language as a way to create abstract environments. Some of the images
have been derived from satellite pictures and then broken down and
simplified to basic colors, shapes and lines.
My goal is to
show the beautiful images that nature can create on a larger, more
abstract scale. By viewing something such as the surface of a planet
at a large scale and then simplifying the shapes and colors, you
can begin to see it in a completely different way. Everyone is familiar
with the beauty of landscapes, but most are unfamiliar with the beauty
of nature on a much larger spectrum. My work investigates all of these
facets of the subject matter that I work from.
- "Fresh Picks" at Columbia College, 2001.
- Received scholarship for the Albert P. Wiseman Scholarship Exhibition at the Hokin Gallery, 2003.
- Nominated by faculty member to exhibit in the 12th Annual Hokin Honors Exhibition at the Hokin Gallery, 2004.
- "The Grand Design" Thesis Exhibition at the Glass Curtain Gallery, 2005.
- "x/y", a two person show at Morpho Gallery, 2007.
- Exhibited in Around the Coyote Fall Arts Festival, and selected as Curators Choice Artist, 2009.
65 S. Chestnut St.
Aurora, IL 60506
Columbia College Chicago, Bachelor of Fine Arts
The following is a list of Fine Arts media in which I am most proficient:
- Drawing in pencil,
charcoal, pastel, colored pencil, conte, and ink to render reality,
the figure, or abstract subjects.
- Painting in oil,
acrylic, vinyl and encaustic to render reality, the figure, or
- Ceramics using terra
- Sculpture using oil
- Papermaking using
a variety of materials.
- Black and white photography.