Wednesday, May 5, 2010

From the archives...

Materiality, 2009, oil on canvasMilk, 2009, oil on canvas

I decided to post these paintings even though they are about a year old. I have been thinking a lot about the past year, and my struggle with painting after these were completed. I became frustrated with and pretty much gave up oil painting, and started working in encaustic in the fall. I am not sure what the future holds, but that's the best part, not knowing what's going to happen and just going for it :)

Monday, May 3, 2010


Well, after 4 years of hard work and extreme life changes, I received my BFA on the weekend. And i can honestly say that after over 20 years of painting and all this education, i am only just beginning to understand where my work is going and what it is about. Something i've begun to think about a lot lately is the word "transformation". It can mean so many things, from the transformation of myself over the past four years, to the transformation of trash into art, to the transformation of shiny things into a murder of crows. We are constantly in flux, we never stop changing, and those of us who can truly give in to that will be able to begin to see the true beauty in life. I used to think that permanence was where it was at. I learned that from my parents, and i suppose that it's just the way they were brought up, it doesn't mean it's wrong, it's just different now i guess. Now i am beginning to understand that permanence is not all it's cracked up to be, we need to shift and change and move with the wind. And that's what life is about, as is my piece "Migraton" which i am here with on opening night of the ECU Grad Show.