Crimen de Estado
My work is based on my daily life, relating certain objects to my past experience by selecting objects that depict a certain event, thought, or memory. Incorporating these personal memories and experiences into my work helps me suggest who I was
and who I am.
I Need to Stop
I am a smoker. When I started, I only smoked once a week and thought I could stop anytime. Now I smoke twice a day. I started gathering the wood tips from the Black & Milds I smoked about halfway through the semester. This piece is a reminder that I am still young and can stop before it takes over.
As an artist, I push to connect with the beholder through expressions of emotion within my paintings. Starting my process comes naturally since I simply begin with colors that speak to me…focusing my energy into the application of paint until I interpret a
greater emotional reaction.
This piece represents my adolescent self. I choose symbols that I feel represent me the most. They give me a sense of comfort and joy.
Juggling the American Dream
This piece solves a class assignment to make three face jugs and continues an ongoing body of work about clowns, The clown’s face jug head is very dark clay to reference the African roots of the folk art tradition. He juggles four more face jugs.