Nature is very influential in my work and acts as a hidden agenda and representative aspect in my otherwise abstract work. The preservation of our environment and appreciation for nature reveals itself through my choice of materials and form. Be that from recycled found or collected objects to vaguely aerial landscapes or organic shapes that can resemble bugs or floral pods. Each work asks the viewer to stretch their imagination and invites their curiosity in a struggle to identify their marks, engaging in the creative process through the act of exploration of the Art.
I use repurposed craft beer cans as a primary element in my work. The cans are cut open and either hand stitched or woven into the surface with wire and monofilament, then painted in acrylic and enamel paints. The text and bar codes sneak out from beneath the surface of the paint, as it is important that these are not recognizable brands, but recognizable as labels. The play on words of the “craft beer” to their artistic inclusion of the artwork is meant to help initiate the conversation of craft vs fine art, “highbrow” vs “lowbrow,” consumer choice and traditional gender identifying hobbies or activities.
Materials: acrylic and enamel on wire, mesh, paper and repurposed aluminum craft beer cans
Size: 24 x 18 x 5 inches
As a celebration that 2020 has ended and that a new year is here, FLATFILE has launched a new online program title, simply: “2021.”
We invited artists to participate through a rolling open call, which remains open for the entirety of this year. From these submissions, our jury panel carefully selects new works to present on FLATFILE, with new works added throughout all of 2021.
The price of each artwork is a flat $2,021,
a discounted price from the actual value of each work, offered here, exclusively.