The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.
My work begins with the idea that I have lost something deeply essential that I must find. In this way, my process assumes the role of a search. The search initiates as a spontaneous response to the surface and materials at hand and a willful sampling and synthesis of disparate strands of visual language (symbols, mark-making, color, anatomical references). This particular series, completed in the late summer and fall of this year utilizes a sort of hybridization between bodily and beastly forms to relay fragmented narratives of malice, artifice and distress but also spiritual refuge, human loss and connection. Guided by a compositional imperative, the figures entwine and morph in a collage-like manner to suggest irrational and transitional identities, places, and states of being. This intersection expresses the inescapable dialogue of our current political and cultural climate and the complexities laid between urgency, greed, violence, vulgarity, and rationality, love, hope.