Noise is a collection of work focusing on the mental and physical process of translating a photograph into paint. The work is about our cultural interaction with music, technology, space, memory recall, and sensory overload. My inspiration is rooted in DJ culture and European electro house music. A DJ and I have similar processes. A DJ takes a record, or sample altering it by pitch, tone, cue slicing, cross-fading, scratching, looping creating a sound that is technically layered and distorted. In the process of making a painting I take something that exists in the reality and alter it through technical approaches to impact the viewer.

Noise Statement

The work in this series explores the boundaries between painting and photography. I work from time lapsed, blurred and filtered photographs that I take of the surrounding landscape. These landscapes are nested in cities and rural areas at various times of day. By using photography as a mediator, I am removed from the original moment creating a separation between the subject allowing a new perspective to unfold. Using paint's tactility, I build images that explore depth and uncover differences between reproduction and originality; a process that uncovers a photograph's meaning, beauty and faults.

My intent is to allow the processes behind the creation of both the photograph and the creation of the painting to converge, creating works that exist in a realm between representation and abstraction; between the real and imagined.

Noise is a collection of work focusing on the mental and physical process of translating a photograph into paint. The work is about our cultural interaction with music, technology, space, memory recall, and sensory overload.

My inspiration is rooted in DJ culture and European electro house music. A DJ and I have similar processes. A DJ takes a record, or sample altering it by pitch, tone, cue slicing, cross-fading, scratching, looping creating a sound that is technically layered and distorted. In the process of making a painting I take something that exists in the reality and alter it through technical approaches to impact the viewer.


When it all comes crashing down
2007
Oil on Canvas
BUY
1,400
24" x 24"
available
2007
Oil on Canvas
24" x 24"
Untitled
2008
OIl on Canvas
20" x 20"
Standing in the way of Order and Chaos
2008
Oil on Canvas
20" x 20"
Satisfaction in C Minor
2008
Oil on Canvas
20" x 20"
Hypnotica
2006
Oil on Canvas
Each panel is 11" x 11" hung in this grid structure of 25 paintings. Total around 60" x 60"
In the collection at Tri-C Community College, Westlake, Ohio
The language of painting 2
2007
Oil on Canvas
12" x 12"
Sound Study #2
2007
Oil on Canvas
12" x 12" x 2"
Sound Study
2007
Oil on Canvas
12" x 12"
The language of Painting
2007
Oil on Canvas
12" x 12"
Electro Acoustic Synapse
2007
Oil on Canvas
24" x 24"
Roller Coaster
2007
Oil on Canvas
20" x 20"
Broken Symphony
2005
Oil on Canvas
36" x 48"
Painting destroyed in 2018.
Release
2006
Oil on Canvas
48" x 48"
Electro Pulse
2006
Oil on Canvas
48" x 48"
In the collection of Tri-C Community College Westshore Campus
Trainwreck
2006
Oil on Canvas
2,500
24" x 48"
available
Noise
2007
Oil on Canvas
24" x 24"
Nervous
2007
Oil on Canvas
11" x 11"
Frisky Ciber
2007
Oil on Canvas
24" x 24"
Emotion
2007
Oil on Canvas
24" x 24"
85 Alive
2007
Oil on Canvas
12" x 12"
Phthalo Vision
2006
Oil on Canvas
36" x 36"
In the collection at Tri-C Community College, Westlake, Ohio
Liquid Thunder
2006
Oil on Canvas
36" x 36"
In the collection at Tri-C Community College, Westlake, Ohio