Ibis


2019
Oil on foamcore

The Hadada Ibis looks nothing like this painting, but its raucous call and thinly curving beak live in my memory next to golden sunshine days and the vibrancy and proliferation of a landscape crawling with living things. During cold winter days and bleak snowy landscapes I repeatedly reach for the teeming vitality that shaped me and raised me all of those years ago.

Ibis

Skin tight


2019
Oil on foamcore

This painting began with a lonely, discarded object, and slowly wrapped itself outwards in colors and shapes that feel like bodily functions to me, tactile and earthy. I was using this painting to experiment with incorporating some descriptive mark making back into my abstract practice. The resulting piece felt slightly more narrative and focused than my usual style of painting, but the color palette added a new temperature and tension to the overall piece.

What you want to say most


2019
Oil on foamcore

Painting as a language has the ability to express things that might otherwise never be spoken out loud. This painting addresses the feeling of that silent or unobserved communication, words that hang in the air, and the tension in that moment when one person knows what the other wants to say, but it remains unsaid. I keep returning to this tension and the way that it feels in and around my body, and to the idea of the ways we communicate with each other indirectly or without words.


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