About the Artist
After my early childhood in North Carolina and Ohio I've spent most of my life in Wisconsin and Minnesota and am currently based in the Milwaukee area. My work's focus is on abstract (painting/mixed media) and photography (landscape/street) - see the instagram link top right corner. Before delving into abstract mixed media I spent years with film photography and through this I learned to appreciate the play of light and color, the importance of composition, and believe it or not interesting aspects of working in 3 dimensions (more on that below). I received my degree in Business from the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota however I knew before graduating that my desire was to create visual art. Not attracted to the corporate world I chose the road less traveled to pursue my passion. I want to create works which impact people ... make them feel, think, take action.
I hope something I've done speaks to you in some way ... if it does then drop me a note, I'd love to hear about it!
I like to break artistic rules, sculpting out off the panel and using a wide variety of materials. Working in three dimensions, I have found, really helps me convey my message more clearly.
I started working three dimensionally with my abstract work partly because photography is two dimensional. Even in photography I tried to push towards three dimensionality. I learned a three dimensional historical photographical printing process called Carbon Printing from the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. This process actually leaves a noticeable relief of hills and valleys. The hills are the shadows and are mounds of gelatin which are deposited on the surface. While the reliefs are made through the process and wash away the gelatin to reveal the highlights.
With a taste for artistic sculpting from the photographical world and an urge to try something new, I ended up gravitating towards using oil paint and painting extremely impasto. Then that morphed into mixed media using glue to actually propel outward away from the panel with various structures. Now it is literally anything I can get my hands on from craft stores, artist shops, hardware stores, junk yards, the list goes on...
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Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my artwork!