I’m currently working on a 2nd floor exterior mural in Connellsville, PA that features Edwin Porter. This Connellsville native was one of the first stop-motion film directors who famously created “The Great Train Robbery.”
Interior mural at Millvale location.
Historic Oil City
This 55 ft. mural was a collaboration with mural artist, Bernie Wilke. It highlights the nature and recreation of Oil City, while lightly touching on the town’s history of oil in the region.
Frick Park, Blue Slide Park
Trio of tunnels painted to represent three caves located in three different parts of the world. These caves were designed to inspire children to travel.
Indoor mural for Giant Eagle Market District to accent the beer department and highlight Pittsburgh's history. Collaboration with Pittsburgh Artist Amber Kear.
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.
Wear your Crown
Donation for the Bridging Pittsburgh to Rwanda event to benefit the children of Urukundo.
Mixed media tapestry installation with seamstress, Jamie Miller. This piece, made from all natural fibers and dyes, paid homage to the native life that once inhabited the point at the three rivers in Pittsburgh, PA. It hung in the Pittsburgh International Airport.
Bill Murray themed art show, made political by yours truly.
This piece was driven from a concept of societal pressure and the “need” to live a storybook life.
Commission made with broken glass and roofing tar.
This eye, created from the basis of a crocheted doily featuring The Last Supper, represents an unguided and imperfect journey. The lashes were built with antiquated nails, and the message below reads “through imperfection lies absolution.”
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….
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.
This “taggable” exhibit was a 24-hour interactive installation at Art All Night Pittsburgh. I was awarded a grant from the Awesome Foundation to make this blank canvas come to life via the rebuilding of bathroom partitions on a platform. It was a great success and I have lots of content to make into another piece of art!
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.