If It Ain't Broke...

"Linked", acrylic paint, molding paste and plastic on foam 18 x 26 x 2.5 in, 2018

"Hard & Heavy", acrylic paint, molding paste and fabric on foam 30 x 12.5 x 3.5 in, 2017

"Pucker", acrylic paint and molding paste on canvas 15 x 7 in, 2017

"Top Heavy", acrylic paint, plastic and aluminum on foam 12 x 18 x 2.5 in, 2018

"Glitter in Grime", acrylic paint, glitter and fabric on foam 9 x 12 x 3 in, 2018

"Ok, whatever.", acrylic paint, clay, fabric and plastic on foam 13 x 8 x 3 in, 2018

Posted on: March 7, 2018
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Major: Painting

Graduation Year: 2016

Artist Statement:

Defacement is something that is typically inadvertent and undesired. Despite how unappealing a worn surface may be, its current state embodies character and the passing of time. My practice focuses on uncovering beauty found in the blemishes of architecture. I draw influence from interior spaces and odd textures that arise on mundane surfaces. Through a process of material manipulation and painting, I craft objects that are tactile and dimensional. Because of these qualities, my work is alluring and deceptive. What I produce is a by-product of a cathartic process of accepting physical flaws. My artwork makes space for these flaws to exist within and not be overlooked.