Mending Measure 1.2
Watercolor, acrylic, thread on paper, 12x9x1, 2019, $320
My work expresses a feeling of legislative futility. Carefully rendered paintings are cut or torn apart then stitched back together into scenes of endangered landscapes, often with raw edges and loose threads. Even though mended, these landscapes are forever altered and will never again be quite whole.
After studying illustration and animation at the Evergreen State College, I swiftly decided I did not want a career in either. Instead, I pursued painting with a side of dayjob. Since 2007 I've shown in Seattle galleries as well as internationally in Ireland, Finland and Monaco. I've been an awardee of the Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency and a printmaking residency in Co. Donegal, Ireland. As well as being a working painter, I also consult as a curator for real estate development in the Seattle area, and serve on the Board of Directors of Seattle's Center on Contemporary Art.