Rainbow Warrior

My friend, Anna Mastrapolo, is an amazing artist. She is in the last semester of her MFA at Vermont College of Visual Arts . She made this dress for me! It is an honor to have one of her creations. Isn’t it delightful! I live in a suburb of Nashville, TN where anti-trans legislation, voterContinue reading “Rainbow Warrior”

Winter Residency Submission

I had to have the images for the Winter 2021 MFA candidate exhibition ready today. I am showing this panel of paintings in the gallery and a 5 min video in the durée. This my first time to present an animation. Thank you for following my art journey. More details about the opening to follow.

Winter 2021 MFA Exhibition

It’s that time of year again to decide what work should go into the winter exhibition. In the last six months, I’ve completed 75 6×8 inch oil paintings on linen.Now I must somehow narrow that number down to an 8×10 ft wall. Because the exhibition is completely digital, I will create a digital collage ofContinue reading “Winter 2021 MFA Exhibition”

painting everyday

In some ways, stop motion animation is less rigid and meditative than a 24×24 hyperreal oil painting. Something is freeing about whimsically painting as the notion strikes. I am spending more time in the studio. Instead of cramming hours of painting into one sitting and then not painting again for a few days. I findContinue reading “painting everyday”

hand painted stop motion animation

My studio practice resurrected my old editing and filmmaking chops. Shout out to Video Works and the fabulous crew who taught me to edit and all the indy filmmakers who trusted me with your footage. (I know, the 90’s in NYC was a blur, but what a ride!) I’ve officially stepped out of the hyperrealismContinue reading “hand painted stop motion animation”

Research

I am currently reading the Subject of Semiotics by Kaja Silverman. For my studio work, I am trying to pick apart my boundaries. I want to shine a light on the darkest parts of my personality. It’s not hard. My cognitive process can go to a dark place easily. Silverman writes about the problems between whatContinue reading “Research”

deconstructing formative life-experiences

Where will my studio work take me this semester? The work is about the process of deconstructing formative life experiences. My studio process always involves life experiences. The difference is that I am learning the language to explain it.We all have a story. Some stories involve zero adversities, while others are fraught with them. Collectively,Continue reading “deconstructing formative life-experiences”