Plaster gauze and matte medium on canvas.

Plaster gauze and matte medium on canvas.

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Plaster gauze on canvas

Plaster gauze on canvas

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Plaster gauze and molding paste on canvas.

Plaster gauze and molding paste on canvas.

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"The Only Real Movement is Return". Plaster gauze and molding paste on canvas.

"The Only Real Movement is Return". Plaster gauze and molding paste on canvas.

"Submerge". Plaster gauze and molding paste on canvas.

"Submerge". Plaster gauze and molding paste on canvas.

Series of Mixed Media Paintings (2013-2014)

My mixed media works are inspired by two potent, contrasting states. I sometimes feel like an immovable, solid piece of flesh. Other times I feel as though I am pure energy, and am shocked to look in the mirror and see that I am, or have, the body staring back at me. My paintings explore the transition from one state of being to the other, and are about using physical movement to reach a place of internal stillness. Very textural, and constructed with plaster gauze and molding paste, they bring to mind morphing landscapes and aging bodies.