Art Critic, Sawyer J. Lahr wrote: “The effect appears pencil drawn but has a living, breathing, sculpture-esque dimension emphasized by the black backgrounds, creating a positive and negative space rarely seen in life surrounding floras.”
I began taking classes at the School of the Art Institute Chicago at twelve years old, every weekend was spent entrenched in painting, drawing and sculpting. As an adult, I spent years working as a Graphic Designer and Art Director, always consumed by the humble line and its relationship to the fundamentals of design.
Magnifying glass in hand, I capture nuances in nature that simply don’t exist with the naked eye. After studying my subject, I jump right in, spontaneously drawing fine lines with an X-ACTO knife into boards made of clay and India ink.
My series, Environmental Movement, is heavily influenced by Eco-Psychology, the study of emotional connections between humans and the natural world. My art produces the same feelings of wonder, harmony and timelessness that we experience when connecting with nature.
Spontaneous Combustion creates the illusion of 3 dimensions by layering line over line. I describe this abstract series as Lyrical Expressionism. My goal is to elicit the same feelings for the viewer that I get while watching my exquisite patterns emerge.
Interaction and Clearly Interacting are composed of free form figures working together to create a barrier against ignorance and fear. Some of my drawings are done on clear panels, others on scratchboards. All are designed to visually develop multiple layers of interaction between one another.
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