Above ground, Beneath the Surface, is an ongoing body of work concerned with the history of abstraction, architecture, landscape, natural disaster, and a tactile response to painting. The current work in this series struggles to define beauty, exploring abstraction as incident and artifact of the process in which paint is applied. There is a constant struggle between surface and ground and between paint and the boundaries within the painting. Over the past three years I have explored site-specific installation. The installations I have built encompass three-dimensional landscapes frozen in the midst of a chaotic event. I incorporate drawing and painting with objects, igniting play between the structure of the gallery and the theatrics of the painterly gesture. This sense of theater is a formal extension of the shadows cast by gallery lights, the configuration of the wall, ceiling, and the intrinsic architectural nature of the given space. Overall, my work explores space; both physical and psychological. This refers to “Space” as it is applied to a two dimensional surface, or a three dimensional location. From the site of an installation to the surface of a support, my work explores themes of landscape, topography, geographical changes, the history of painting, and perception.

"Window"
2012
Acrylic on Panel
20" x 15"
"Screen"
2012
Acrylic on Panel
15.5 x 20"
"The Game"
2011
Acrylic on Panel
variable 15" x 20"
"Found in Flatlands"
2012
Acrylic on Panel
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600
15.5 x 20"
Installation photo "Above Ground, Beneath the Surface"
Gallery at Youngstown State University
Breaking New Ground
2012
Acrylic on Panel
20" x 15"
"Red line, Indigo Spirit"
2011
Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
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620
15.5 x 20"
"Walking on the Moon"
2012
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 40"
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"Pandora's Box"
2012
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 40"
"Above and Below"
2012
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 40"
Painting
"Portrait
2011
Acrylic on Canvas
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500
20" x 15"
Small Urban Environment
2012
Acrylic and Oil on Panel
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500
20" x 15"
"Flag"
2012
Acrylic on Panel
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850
24" x 19.5"
landslide
2012
Acrylic on Panel
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500
20" x 15"
"Surface Ground Toggle"
2012
Acrylic and cheese cloth on panel
28" x 11"
Music Theory
2011
Acrylic and silkscreen on paper framed
with frame 19 1/4" x 15"
Skew (titled in 2012)
2011
Painting on paper
with frame 19 1/4" x 15"