in progress studio glimpses

13 March 2010



Hello everyone. Come the end of undergraduate fine art studies, I am going to officially be moving out of this blog and starting fresh, a new chapter, HERE. Basically, same deal, just a different location with my current email address. Please start following and changing links accordingly. This blog will stay up for reference but it will be dead and abandoned. Come to think of it, I will probably stop updating this after this entry. Last entry.

Above is my senior show invitation card. The show opens April 30th and May 1st in Hamilton Hall at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. My classmates and I would love to see you there. Until then, we will all be devoted to our studios.

05 March 2010


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mezzotint colors

I'm still working on it.
Going home this weekend to clear my head.

03 March 2010



getting there...

i don't enjoy when my outlet becomes the thing causing stress....

26 February 2010

21 February 2010

13 February 2010

12 February 2010

15 January 2010

parallel lines


drawing repeat patterns. trying to keep the grid in my hand and 'wing it'.

i don't have many more words to throw out there.

i can give you all the visuals you want, though.

making music in Swimmingpool The Band is one of the few things I look forward to these days.

09 January 2010

04 January 2010



back in the studio again. i'm back to simple grids and lines.

will upload pattern work from the last couple weeks soon...

31 December 2009


Been thinking a lot about the phrase "I am without myself".


My cousins' children.

That is all...

27 December 2009



Been thinking about tunnel perspective.

Individual vs. Independent.

Theological syncretism.

I hate seeing passionate people getting discouraged because they make excuses based on this estranged notion of human nature. Don't blame human nature. It is not universal.

Unfortunately, I am an example myself.

22 December 2009



Currently at my parents', taking a break(?), doing little besides watching the news, milking demonoid, reading, watching hockey, and eating pralines.

My sister turned 30 today.

My best friend had a baby this past weekend.

15 December 2009

08 December 2009

29 November 2009



Have been working on the interlocking word patterns and coming to a lot of great conclusions...connecting what I am doing artistically to the theories of physics and quantum mechanics.

It is really important to understand, and always keep in mind, the relationship between sensory experience and the individual.

My walls are breathing with words. Every time I look to my left, I see something "finished" that failed. It proves that even when you create the rules for your own games, you can end up at a dead end with lost control. In keeping with the scientific method and scientific experimentation, one can't always be right...even when all the factors, laws, and rules are laid down for you. The distraction stopped working after page 3. There are 40.


04 November 2009

the hunter gets captured by the game


I have finished what I have been calling Visual Puzzles...the third.

I think this one is getting at this idea of space as canvas and repetition of image as space in a more interesting way.

I have nothing else to talk about except for my art work these days.

24 October 2009



Non-silver prints I have been working on. Printed on cotton.


Above is a cropped photo of a printed yardage piece I've been working on. It is an interlocking pattern of the word..."INFATUATION".

My senior presentation went well.

I am getting the season changing blues.

20 October 2009



Went home this weekend. I didn't realize how much I needed that visit. Carly's baby is due on my birthday.

09 October 2009



Am I just making what looks like me?

07 October 2009

compositional puzzle #2


Different rules for this one. I used the three yards of fabric as the canvas and went with my mistakes making them look purposeful as I was printing. It was all based off of a tapestry I wove over the summer (set in the piece).

What's next? A larger than life portrait.

30 September 2009



...and I wrote a poem in class yesterday.


28 September 2009

i am trying to organize it

fibers crit space

A slight glimpse into a piece I am working on right now. I am trying to highlight the inherent qualities of the wall and let them instruct my ideas, in collaboration with my visual language, to create a compositionally comfortable piece. Sounds like a mouthful but it really isn't. I am adorning the wall, giving it beauty and a little bit of humor. I am using this wall as a site for a visual puzzle.

The first step was highlighting the holes in the wall that were preexisting in a way I saw most fit. This created its own pattern because of people's tendencies to pin their work in certain places. The next step was to layer my own self realized printed layer of hand drawn lines. This is playing with translucency and the idea that I wanted to display my printed design without disregarding how it communicates with what existed in its place originally. (so far it is said to look "beautiful")
My next step in this piece is to give the plug fixture purpose. (this could potentially be the angst or humor)

This was all just a puzzle I created for myself. I am trying to organize my ideas and solve it in a way that is comfortable for me.

Rule1: consider everything (in terms of the 'bigger picture')
Rule2: keep it quiet (so as not to let any of the elements overpower each other with their possibly different emotions)