Calligraphy - Through Your Eyes
Have some spare time on your hands?
Wanna create something really cool?
How about creating your own personal alphbet using the foundations of Classical Calligraphy while using writing tools that you already have within reach.
...and think of the really awesome letters you will be able to send to your friends and family!
any pens, markers and pencil that you already have
I am an interdisciplinary artist living in Chicago, working in oil paint, collage, installation, and object-based practices. Currently, I am exploring the representation of objects and how they vacillate between imagination and that which is tangible. The distance between these two perceptions is informed by an individual’s life experiences; everyone lives to a different degree inside a dream.
I incorporate reclaimed objects, as well as a variety of other media, into my work, expressed in the form of assemblages that integrate items from my environment into a cohesive piece. This creates space to explore placement and re-define accepted associations. Similarly, my paintings are composed of non-connected objects intuitively painted on the canvas, creating surrealistic compositions that explore the relationship shared by these objects, blurring the edges between eroticism and banality of this dreamscape as it is informed by the real world. This provides the viewer a metaphoric playhouse to wander through unknown topographies of their imagination.
Like a Zen parable, I want my work to confound the logical brain to access a deeper, more nuanced truth.