I am currently experimenting with the dying of fabric which then transitions itself into a form of canvas to be painted on and potentially collaged. The true art of each piece lies in the process. Depending on current stimuli, I may fully submerge fabric and then feverishly reverse the effect or lightly brush materials with such a diluted solution that is hardly reminiscent of ink. This application varies depending on what I’m channeling.
Drying also is affected by that emotional target. Sometimes cloth stays untouched for days left in it’s same position, yet other times it is draped, hung, or washed away for a second process of dying.
The final step lies in creating a story from what I have created. I tend to relate my forms to human figures, faces, positions and situations. A humanistic element is always applied. Autobiographical? Probably….
Experimentation and evolution is a necessity to myself as an artist right now because I am molding my style, and finding that snug fit. Uncertainty within a project creates such a mild form of chaos- enjoyable chaos- which has been allowing me to assemble pieces of art made from textures that wouldn’t typically play together in my pallet. I am a very tactile person, so building/ layering/ creating 3 dimensional depth from varying textures in a piece of art, well that’s my aim.
Indoor mural for Giant Eagle Market District to accent the beer department and highlight Pittsburgh's history. Collaboration with Pittsburgh Artist Amber Kear.
Indoor mural for Giant Eagle Market District to pay respect to the community, surrounding history and monuments.
I am currently seeking opportunity and collaboration with artists of all mediums! Working with another talent/ mind/ skillset fosters such a special level of creative thinking and support that it promotes growth within myself as an artist. This experience is the most valuable thing one could have! Cheers to evolution.
The Sprout Fund sponsored a community art project to promote the concept of belonging within the city of Pittsburgh. Out of nearly 250 submissions, my design placed 11th and received recognition throughout the community.