Aug 20, 2007

Preparing for Pieces of Us
I have a show opening September 8th at Regeneration in Eagle Rock, CA called Pieces of Us.

As my friends have so eloquently put it, it is time for me to share that I am far more than just a one trick pony! My inspirations go beyond my portraits. I really enjoy collage that experiments with layers and materials. They are all still very graphic, because that is my aesthetic, but not every one of them needs to be a narrative as it pertains to a photograph. Some may speak of love, anger or frustration. Some may set a mood and a scene just through shape and color. The juxtaposition of different materials and themes that wouldn't normally be combined totally turns me on. Expecting the unexpected, or at least hoping for happy accidents, can also be exhilarating. Nothing is never totally as it is planned (not matter how much I wish it were) and that is a really really good thing!

I have been so nervous to share these pieces, and to reveal the work that I do outside of my portraits. For this show I will be mixing in the portraits along side of the canvases. These pieces are all designed to explore the "mechanics" of man and nature. 95% of the papers and materials are scraps or found objects. There will be many more to come. I am working hard to get everything done for the show!

If you would like to see more pieces, you can see them here.

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4 comments:

Tyn said...

I am so loveing these! I am glad you decided to share them, and I can't wait until the opening at Regeneration. :)

kari~* said...

love these!the skeletal elements are awesome!! hey did i name this show?? hehee!!!!~*can't wait till the show!

Christine Marie said...

Are you kidding? After seeing what you can do with just spray paint, you shouldn't be nervous to share anything you design. Good luck with the show.

Cassie said...

I've been an admirer of your work for some time now. I love everything that you do and your new pieces are wonderful. Keep exploring and "hoping for happy accidents".

Cassie