Portfolio > Works on Paper

Study for Kitchen Clutter 1
mixed drawing media on durlar
18" x 23.5"
2014
Study for Kitchen Clutter 2
mixed drawing media on durlar
18" x 23.5"
2014
Study for Kitchen Clutter 3
mixed drawing media on durlar
18" x 23.5"
2014
Study for Kitchen Clutter 4
mixed drawing media on durlar
18" x 23.5"
2014
On The Line 1
mixed drawing media on durlar
18" x 21"
2014
On The Line 2
mixed drawing media on durlar
18" x 21"
2014
On The Line 3
mixed drawing media on durlar
18" x 21"
2014
Untitled
mixed drawing media on durlar
20" x 25"
2014
A Mama and Her Things
mixed drawing media on durlar
9" x 12"
2014
What Are These Things Around Me
mixed drawing media on durlar
9" x 12"
2014
Invading Spaces 1
mixed drawing media on durlar
20" x 25"
2014
Pet House
mixed drawing media on durlar
10" x 8"
2015
Leftovers
mixed drawing media on durlar
10" x 8"
2015
Towel Dry
mixed drawing media on durlar
9" x 12"
2014
Invading Spaces 2
mixed drawing media on durlar
20" x 25"
2014
No Water
mixed drawing media on durlar
19" x 22"
2015
Secret Garden
mixed drawing media on durlar
21" x 18"
2015
Secret Garden Detail
mixed drawing media on durlar
2015
Blue Garden
3 color photo plate lithography
18 x 11
2015
Kitchen Clutter
4 color photoplate lithography on BFK
12" x 19"
2014
Gazebo Forgotten
3 color photoplate lithography on BFK
15" x 20"
2015
On The Line (in lithography)
5 color photoplate lithography on BFK
11.5" x 15"
2014
Beverly Hills
color photoplate lithograph on BFK
10' x 13'
2015
Cage
photoplate lithograph on BFK
10' x 13'
2015
Marina, Marina
photoplate lithograph on BFK
10' x 13'
2015
Shelf Life
photoplate lithograph on BFK
10' x 13'
2015
Martinez
photoplate lithograph on BFK
10' x 13'
2015
Garage Corner
photoplate lithograph on BFK
23" x 18"
2014
Dog Bowl Dinner Time
aquatint with line etch on BFK
8" x 10"
2014

I approach my drawings in contrast to my other work by focusing on the deliberate elimination of information. The reference image is deconstructed strategically, forcing myself to control anxiety and the desire to stuff the compositions with visual chaos. The obliteration of information references memory and the human incapability to remember past realities. The drawings are the first works to breathe, but lack the color in my paintings to have life. These cold, monochromatic, pieces have an x-ray like quality that challenge the viewer to problem solve the missing information.
Growing up in a foster home as a child has given me a unique understanding of my sense of self. I struggled as a child to comprehend my surroundings because of the mental chaos of our household. All three of my siblings have disabilities or illnesses, including schizophrenia. As a child, I was constantly confronting my personal surroundings in attempt to find normalcy in all the chaos surrounding my family. Trips home as an adult allow me to rediscover bits and pieces of my childhood memories. The discarded toys and objects that were once familiar to me now resemble a sense of rebirth in the place that held so much destruction. While the confusion I had as a childhood has been resolved, the leftover anxiety of the ordeal subtly drives my sense of being, ultimately appearing in my work.