Foraging , Oil and matte-medium transfer on linen, 42” x 31”, 2016  “Catalpa, Burdock, Clover, Worm” situates intimate portraits of family and friends in the lush environment of the Arkansas Ozarks. The large, narrative works on canvas are created through a unique combination of ink washes, digital photo transfers, and figurative painting. These processes create friction between the smooth, hyper-detailed, painted passages and the accidents, scratches, and fragmentation that result from the photo transfers. This series also often draw on the visual vocabulary of Renaissance artists, mapping religious iconography onto specific stories of death and rebirth in the environment. Alongside the paintings, this exhibition included a grow-station with live plants, a a foraging jacket covered in local edible plants and mushrooms, and a hand-built solar oven. By depicting human relationships within their specific ecosystems, these paintings entwine portraiture and landscape painting to enact the entwinement of our personal lives with the lives of the habitats we live in.
       
     
  Roll over the Rock , Oil and transfer on canvas, 54” x 37”, 2016
       
     
  Catalpa , Oil and transfer on canvas, 68” x 42”, 2016
       
     
 Detail from  Catalpa , Oil and transfer on canvas, 68” x 42”, 2016
       
     
  Deer Kill , Oil and transfer on canvas, 48” x 36”, 2016
       
     
 Detail of  Deer Kill , Oil and transfer on canvas, 48” x 36”, 2016
       
     
  Nine Stone , Matte-medium transfer on canvas, 48" x 72", 2016
       
     
  Wild Violets , Oil and transfer on canvas, 53” x 82”, 2016
       
     
 Detail of  Wild Violets , Oil and transfer on canvas, 53” x 82”, 2016
       
     
 Installation of grow-station and paintings in "Catalpa, Burdock, Clover, Worm" at the Levitt Gallery, Iowa City, IA, 2016. 
       
     
  Grow-Station , Native plants, wood, and grow-lights, 2' x' 4' x 6', 2016
       
     
  Foraging Jacket , matte-medium transfer of local plants and mushrooms on silk, 2015
       
     
  Foraging , Oil and matte-medium transfer on linen, 42” x 31”, 2016  “Catalpa, Burdock, Clover, Worm” situates intimate portraits of family and friends in the lush environment of the Arkansas Ozarks. The large, narrative works on canvas are created through a unique combination of ink washes, digital photo transfers, and figurative painting. These processes create friction between the smooth, hyper-detailed, painted passages and the accidents, scratches, and fragmentation that result from the photo transfers. This series also often draw on the visual vocabulary of Renaissance artists, mapping religious iconography onto specific stories of death and rebirth in the environment. Alongside the paintings, this exhibition included a grow-station with live plants, a a foraging jacket covered in local edible plants and mushrooms, and a hand-built solar oven. By depicting human relationships within their specific ecosystems, these paintings entwine portraiture and landscape painting to enact the entwinement of our personal lives with the lives of the habitats we live in.
       
     

Foraging, Oil and matte-medium transfer on linen, 42” x 31”, 2016

“Catalpa, Burdock, Clover, Worm” situates intimate portraits of family and friends in the lush environment of the Arkansas Ozarks. The large, narrative works on canvas are created through a unique combination of ink washes, digital photo transfers, and figurative painting. These processes create friction between the smooth, hyper-detailed, painted passages and the accidents, scratches, and fragmentation that result from the photo transfers. This series also often draw on the visual vocabulary of Renaissance artists, mapping religious iconography onto specific stories of death and rebirth in the environment. Alongside the paintings, this exhibition included a grow-station with live plants, a a foraging jacket covered in local edible plants and mushrooms, and a hand-built solar oven. By depicting human relationships within their specific ecosystems, these paintings entwine portraiture and landscape painting to enact the entwinement of our personal lives with the lives of the habitats we live in.

  Roll over the Rock , Oil and transfer on canvas, 54” x 37”, 2016
       
     

Roll over the Rock, Oil and transfer on canvas, 54” x 37”, 2016

  Catalpa , Oil and transfer on canvas, 68” x 42”, 2016
       
     

Catalpa, Oil and transfer on canvas, 68” x 42”, 2016

 Detail from  Catalpa , Oil and transfer on canvas, 68” x 42”, 2016
       
     

Detail from Catalpa, Oil and transfer on canvas, 68” x 42”, 2016

  Deer Kill , Oil and transfer on canvas, 48” x 36”, 2016
       
     

Deer Kill, Oil and transfer on canvas, 48” x 36”, 2016

 Detail of  Deer Kill , Oil and transfer on canvas, 48” x 36”, 2016
       
     

Detail of Deer Kill, Oil and transfer on canvas, 48” x 36”, 2016

  Nine Stone , Matte-medium transfer on canvas, 48" x 72", 2016
       
     

Nine Stone, Matte-medium transfer on canvas, 48" x 72", 2016

  Wild Violets , Oil and transfer on canvas, 53” x 82”, 2016
       
     

Wild Violets, Oil and transfer on canvas, 53” x 82”, 2016

 Detail of  Wild Violets , Oil and transfer on canvas, 53” x 82”, 2016
       
     

Detail of Wild Violets, Oil and transfer on canvas, 53” x 82”, 2016

 Installation of grow-station and paintings in "Catalpa, Burdock, Clover, Worm" at the Levitt Gallery, Iowa City, IA, 2016. 
       
     

Installation of grow-station and paintings in "Catalpa, Burdock, Clover, Worm" at the Levitt Gallery, Iowa City, IA, 2016. 

  Grow-Station , Native plants, wood, and grow-lights, 2' x' 4' x 6', 2016
       
     

Grow-Station, Native plants, wood, and grow-lights, 2' x' 4' x 6', 2016

  Foraging Jacket , matte-medium transfer of local plants and mushrooms on silk, 2015
       
     

Foraging Jacket, matte-medium transfer of local plants and mushrooms on silk, 2015