My work aims to capture a location in new and unforeseen perspectives. In my drawings and photo collage works I strive to communicate elements and themes found in city-like environments with emphasis on repeated patterns, imagery and significant
architectural landmarks. I am drawn to destination points and finding new pathways within a place and use these experiences to guide the development of my creative work.
My use of photographic imagery from my own collection allows for a constant source of reference. My personal exploration to capture images allows for the development of memories and hands on experience. Heavily influenced by painting and drawing, elements of line work and my carefully chosen application of paint color and brush mark are used to tie the photographic images together.
In this series I introduce three-dimensional elements as a step towards further connecting my work to physical locations and outside environment. The specific combination of materials allows for the development of a variety of layers to create depth for the viewer. This allows for a visual exploration and experience upon viewing the work similar to interacting with a new location. I continue to create a visual catalyst for thought about our built environment through recognition of familiar elements through new perspectives.
Acrylic, Aerosol, Ink, Photo, Resin, Wood. 11.5" x 25" 2016
City Walk 003 (detail)
Acrylic, Aerosol, Mylar, Ink, Resin, Wood. 11.5" x 24" 2016
Located at 1500 Bank Street, Louisville, KY
Places and Spaces.
I create art with removable pieces. The art is influenced by a map or the architecture of a city. After completing the drawing I remove the pieces and ‘drop’ them throughout an area of a city. The pieces are left for anyone to find and have a small part of the larger drawing. My intention is to create a community around the found pieces – a sort of ‘accidental’ city experience.
This set of pieces were originally set between the layers of the ‘maps’. To participate the viewer takes a piece that is pinned to the panels. On the back of the piece there is a QR code that will take the viewer to a page on a website that displays the original layout of the pieces as a map. Some of the pieces belong to the original San Francisco map and the other pieces belong to the Louisville map. The pieces are intended to be a conceptual ‘snapshot’ of either city. (2011)
'Places & Spaces Tucked Away' (2011)
'San Francisco, California Map'
30" x 36" Mylar, Aerosol, Mixed Media
'Louisville, Kentucky Map'
36" x 30" Aerosol, Mylar, Mixed Media
Map hand drawn with ink. 24"x24"
Map hand drawn with ink. 24"x24"
Before: Hand Drawn map with removable map pieces attached at start of participatory installation.
After: Hand drawn map after viewer participation removing map pieces.
Louisville Map Pieces
Art Drops - San Francisco, California (Summer 2011)
This is a selection of the images. The drops were originally organized by neighborhood and landscape: Inner Sunset, The Mission, The Bay, Buildings Series, SF Map.
'Each drawing was created from multiple overlays of drawings that worked as puzzle pieces. The pieces were left throughout the city. When found the viewer could locate the original drawing on a blog web page listening all of the images. The intention was to create a sense of impromptu community surrounding the even of walking through the city using the pieces of art as a catalyst for the new experience. In theory, multiple people would have pieces of a larger map and would become connected by the pieces of art as well as the location where they were found.' -AB 2015