Fragmented Perspective , 2020

Embroidery, Pen, Beading, Charcoal, Wire, Spray Paint, and Fabric on Canvas with Plexiglas Mirror Backing
21″ X 26″

Fragmented Perspective is the representation of subjective reality. Seven different people can look at the same item and have seven different experiences. Bias truth based on a million influencing factors; such as personal history, ideals, bad eyesight, color correctness, and many more that we aren’t even conscious of. Seven different honest impressions represented by seven different mediums: embroidery, pen, beading, charcoal, wire, spray paint, and fabric separated by cuts mimicking cracked glass in front of a plexiglass backing.

Where do I put It , 2019

Spray Paint and Thread on Canvas
25″ X 50″

Is the expression of never being able to show your real feelings. Today one of the most important survival skills a person can have is being able to sell themselves. Being able to convince people of all your good qualities. Not only to be successful at a job but also socially and romantically. It is in your best interest that people see only what you want them to see. So where do you put the rest? Where do you put all your rageful, jealous, destructive, petty, gross, despairing, messy, and lonely thoughts and feelings? Emotions are energy. They cannot be created from nothing or completely destroyed, they can only transform. So in order to survive, where do you put all your inconvenient humanity?

Abstract Emotion Samplers, 2018

Abstract Emotion Samplers
A series
30″ X 11.5″
Spray Paint and Thread on Cardstock

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A visual representation of emotions inspired by the beautiful compendium of words by John Koenig, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.
In 0rder from top to bottom:

Rubatosis: The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat.

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Chrysalism: The amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.

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Vellichor: The strange wistfulness in used bookshops.

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Kuebiko: A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence.

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Opia: The ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable.

20190110_080623-01 copyEnouement: The bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, and not being able to tell your past self.

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Sold January 2019 via http://www.etsy.com/shop/eyetrade.

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