Although the book was handmade all the way back in December of 2015, it wasn't until the following summer I was able to give this project my full attention. Comprising of 57 wonderfully rendered drawings, I put the finishing touches to this bizarre chapter of my life to rest in February 2018.
All works measure 5x7". The ink, paper, glue, and varnish are archival. Each page is protected by glassine to ensure the works' longevity. Special viewings may be scheduled upon request.
Chapters One and Two
Chapter Three and Four
Chapter Five and Six
I am determined to chase the source of meanings rather than offer myself as some sort of model for which to refer to the world. For these reasons the taxonomy of the language I am trying to organize uses abstraction and takes into deep consideration the successes and failures of contemporary art. By exploring epistemological concerns it is critical that the source be active rather than reactive.
As an artist I am methodical and relentless, as a researcher I am thoughtful, and as a printmaking technician I have an approach as nontraditional as my life’s path. When away from the press, my curiosity and challenge of restraint lead me through the labyrinth of mixed media with which I am also finding great success.
Accomplishments and Awards
Teaching Artist, Printmaking at UW-Madison's Wheelhouse Studios Fall 2018
Council Volunteer, City of Columbus Arts Commission 2018
Substitute Art Teacher, Madison Metropolitan School District 2017-2018
Catalogue Assistant & Art Preparator for Works on Paper, Chazen Museum 2015-2016
Lithography TA for Jack Damer, Spring 2016
Winner of the Ruth Alice and Miriam Howell Jones Scholarship, 2015
Member of Fresh Hot Press 2015-2016
Independent Contractor, glass blowing artist 2010-2015