The beach has always fascinated me. It’s the beginning and the end of two radically different eco-sysytems and so produces unique collections of natural and human-made objects. I assembled one collage every day that I went to a beach that summer, even if I was only there for a few minutes. It was a practice in making art to be left behind. The only object removed from it’s place was a Sand Tiger Shark tooth found at Rockaway. My inner aquatic science nerd could not live without it.
found objects, sand, 2015
Indian Rocks Beach, FL
Grand Turk Island
Rockaway Beach 1
Rockaway Beach 2
Oceanside Beach, OR
Rockaway Beach 3
Rockaway Beach 4
Rockaway Beach 5
Rockaway Beach 6
Kahala Beach, HI
Created to pay homage the classic encyclopedia, each of these handmade cards feature a subject of special significance to my time in Peru. I wanted to share my translation studies with those who supported my journey and give them an insight into my creative, yet educational, practice. Each greeting card contained an “entry” with the Spanish, or sometimes traditional Quechua names and an explanation of the subject importance in Peruvian culture.
colored pencils, pen, recycled paper, 2015
Dusk in Manchay
El Mono (de las Lineas de Nazca)
This is a hand drawn image was digitized to create my first business cards when I travelled to Denver for the Bordo Bello Art Show. I wanted to create an environment appropriate character whose image could easily be recreated for apparel or a skate deck. Yeti was inspired by Maurice Sendak’s Wild Things and is not likely to end his wild rumpus anytime soon
paper, ink, 2012
Inspired by environmental preservation and the idea that humans can indeed positively affect the world around them, this series aims to create a narrative that shows one cycle of creation.
This hand-drawn image was digitized and reproduced for Bordo Bello, an art show featuring hundreds of one-of-a-kind skate decks created by artists. Sponsored by AIGA Colorado, the decks are auctioned off to the highest bidder with proceeds benefiting scholarships for students pursuing design. The original piece measured 11’’x 44” and was printed by Boardpusher. (images below have been adjusted to show detail)