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2013-2020 Wear has the Time Gone: Series

Taking the mundane into consideration, I seek to explore the everyday in my themes and through washing the canvas in the washing machine. It's not about the specific piece at any point in time, but rather the act of conception and destruction.

This series investigates the relationship between memory, the photographic momento and portraiture painting. Working from photographs I create large representational acrylic paintings. Rather than focus on virtuosity and the ability to paint well, I am interested in the act and labour of painting as an homage. As a result of this realization, I seek to experiment with the process of painting and elevate its meaning to new importance. I seek to demonstrate the beauty of experimentation and the futility of a final product, through the meticulous labour evident in the details of the piece, then washed away in the purposeful destruction. After the paintings are finished I will launder them, allowing for multiple outcomes in how the painting will be destroyed. I seek to demonstrate the importance of the moment, not only in the literal translation of the work but also within my own memories and experiences. Moments are unique and hold important pieces of memory embedded within it.

While painting I will also be capturing every moment through stop motion photography to create an animation that records the process and destruction of the works. By documenting the process I reinstate the notion of the momento, working from the photograph, to the final ‘snap-shot’ the experience comes full circle. With this in mind, I want my work to evoke craftsmanship and emphasize the artist as a work of art rather than the piece itself. I take reference from the constant documentation of the Internet, through painting moments of memory captured in photographs and documenting this process through video. Therefore through the destruction and manipulation of my work I believe I am able to convey a meaning of impermanence, while the paintings themselves serve as a tangible record of the experience. Focusing on the artists' response and then through the destruction, I am able to express the futility of the final product.

Home Tweet Home: Chapel, 2013

Acrylic on Canvas,

36 X 36 in.

Never feeling grounded the artist creates representational birdhouses of the homes they have lived in throughout their lifetime.. Chapel, the first 'home'. represents the hopes and dreams of a typical family life. Inevitably, deconstructed by the new normal scenario of divorce.


Selfie #nofilter, 2013


Acrylic on Canvas

This piece is about the artist. The piece itself becomes a vessel for expression and the artist voice. It's not about the final product but the literal expression of the artist. Through each moment the piece becomes ignited with ideals of memory and time. Through the literate decay I seek to emphasize the futility of the final product.


Top: Reflection [Bleach. Wash in Warm Water. Tumble Dry], 2014

Acrylic on Canvas

40 X 40 IN.

A portrait of intangible happiness. Happiness has become such a rarity, it is important to find the time in our busy lives to just live. Live in the moment and enjoy every minute of your life. So that when you Reflect on your life, you'll know it was one filled with excitement and love, not regrets.

Bottom: Growth (Do not Bleach. Wash in Cold Water. Tumble Dry), 2014

Acrylic on Canvas,



Growth. From a young age art has been central to my self-discovery and expression. This piece is a testament to the journey to becoming an artist and concluding my artistic career as a student.


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