Stills from my recent foray into painting for video…

After the last residency, I embarked on a video journey. Life is cyclic. I began my art journey with a hankering to make films. As video took over, I adapted for a while. I even shot a 16 mm film in the nineties and edited it to tape. I entered a few film festivals and collected many rejection letters while painting and drawing in the background. I worked for a video editing company while I went to art school. I worked as a camera operator and did some freelance editing of demo reels and indie productions. Over the years, I never went for more than a few months without painting. Now for the first time, I have married painting to video editing.

I’m scared as hell to show it to anyone. It’s playful, campy, sometimes sad, bright, and only 5 mins long. Here are some stills.

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Published by Art Belongs to Everyone

Remember Reflect Reform In this work, I have been exploring phenomena of memory augmentation. I experimented with reflections and cinematic images by juxtaposing photographs, paint, wood, and mylar. The direction of the work includes painting intimate, reflective, observations of augmented memories.  I began by building a cabinet of curiosities as a way to form a tableau painting and experiment with different media. Inspired by the relief paintings by artist Sally Han, I built a model of a Victorian cabinet using tenets of Darwin's theory of evolution. I painted on a variety of surfaces including wood, photographs, and adding raw lumber to the pieces. In this process, I disassembled the cabinet to give autonomy to each piece. Although I diverted from the original idea of a final installation, there was an impulse to paint larger. Adding mylar was yet another way to accentuate reflection as a part of the critical dialogue with the work. The final result offers an opportunity to remember, reflect, and reform.

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