Works on Paper


Interiors Series

I am fascinated by what cannot be seen but is palpably felt. Often when I walk into my apartment, it feels as though I encounter everything that has happened in the time that I have lived there. Experiences thicken the air, and are embedded in the walls. A previous apartment at times felt like a sanctuary, while at others an asylum cell. This series explores the hidden life of these interior spaces in which I have lived, as well as my own internal life, questioning which is more "real": the physical reality that is seen, or the ineffable that is felt.

In this series of drawings, the illusion of reality and space is simultaneously created and broken. The focal point is often a window or doorway - a portal meant to lead you somewhere. Yet in the drawings the focal point remains the white of the paper. in essence the focal point is "nothing". I consider "nothing" to often be the most important thing, and suggest in my work that perhaps the physical is merely a facade - a vessel to an indefinable, incomprehensible depth.
 

"Living Room". Charcoal on paper, heightened with white. 22" x 30".

"Living Room". Charcoal on paper, heightened with white. 22" x 30".

"Untitled". Charcoal on paper, heightened with white. 18" x 24".

"Untitled". Charcoal on paper, heightened with white. 18" x 24".

"Bathroom". Charcoal on paper, heightened with white.

"Bathroom". Charcoal on paper, heightened with white.

(Title Pending). Charcoal on paper, heightened with white. 7" x 4.75". 2017.

(Title Pending). Charcoal on paper, heightened with white. 7" x 4.75". 2017.

"The Proposal." Charcoal on paper, heightened with white.

"The Proposal." Charcoal on paper, heightened with white.

"Portal." Charcoal on paper, heightened with white. 2016.

"Portal." Charcoal on paper, heightened with white. 2016.