RECENT WORK

My recent oil paintings and watercolors investigate the physical manifestation of psychological states of mind. Through analysis of my own compulsions for perfection and order, and research into the psychology of hoarding, OCD and mental health, I seek a better understanding of the relationships between mind and matter and it's presence in the world around us.

As part of my research, I immersed myself into two environments that exemplify the relationships between our minds and the objects around us: the homes of hoarders and people with organizational OCD. Through these experiences, I have come to see physical surroundings as a projection or manifestation of the mind. By making paintings based on the compelling imagery I have garnered from these environments, I am not just representing these people’s possessions; I am painting portraits of their minds.

  Barry No. 1 , 2016, 43.5" x 33.5" (8" x 10" ea) Watercolor

Barry No. 1, 2016, 43.5" x 33.5" (8" x 10" ea) Watercolor

 

OIL ON LINEN

Ed No. 3, 2017, 36" x 24", oil on linen

Sirje No. 1, 2017, 36" x 24", oil on linen

Ed No. 4, 2017, 36" x 24", oil on linen

 
  Catherine No. 1 , 2016, 56" x 38", Oil on Linen

Catherine No. 1, 2016, 56" x 38", Oil on Linen

  Stephanie No. 1 , 2016, 56" x 42", Oil on Linen

Stephanie No. 1, 2016, 56" x 42", Oil on Linen

 
  John No.1 , 2016, 56" x 76", Oil on linen

John No.1, 2016, 56" x 76", Oil on linen

 
  Sara No. 1 , 2016, 42" x 56", Oil on Linen

Sara No. 1, 2016, 42" x 56", Oil on Linen

Ed No. 2, 2017, 42" x 56", Oil on Linen

 

OIL ON MYLAR

 

Ed No. 3, 2018, 36" x 24", Oil on Mylar

Frame detail

Detail

 
  Ed No. 6,  2018, 36" x 24", Oil on Mylar

Ed No. 6, 2018, 36" x 24", Oil on Mylar

 
  Ed No. 7,  2018, 36" x 24", Oil on Mylar

Ed No. 7, 2018, 36" x 24", Oil on Mylar

 

WATERCOLOR

  Ed No. 10 , 2018, 29" x 21", Watercolor on paper

Ed No. 10, 2018, 29" x 21", Watercolor on paper

Ed No. 9, 2018, 12" x 16" (paper) 8" x 10" (image), Watercolor on Arches paper

 
  Candles , 2018, 10" x 13" ea. (diptych), Watercolor

Candles, 2018, 10" x 13" ea. (diptych), Watercolor

 

Candles, 2017, 13" x 10" ea., (diptych), Watercolor

 

Ritual No. 1, 2017, 11" x 14" ea. (triptych), Watercolor on paper

 

OIL ON LINEN WITH AUGMENTED REALITY

  Relics , 2017, 18" x 14" ea, quadtritych, oil on linen, 4 augmented reality 30 video compontents

Relics, 2017, 18" x 14" ea, quadtritych, oil on linen, 4 augmented reality 30 video compontents

 
 Detail:   Augmented Reality. Dur: 30 sec. for  Relics (muffin pan)

Detail: Augmented Reality. Dur: 30 sec. for Relics (muffin pan)