Sunday, November 16, 2014

S T U D I O 

I moved into a new studio this month located right behind the Crane Arts Building, 1428 Germantown avenue, Philadelphia Pa. 

Its a multi-functional space ran by Hope Rovelto. She runs a business called Little Chair Printing (screen printing) and we have ceramic capabilities in the basement along with studios. There is also one studio on the first floor that I'm sharing with a friend, a gallery, and communal working/teaching space. I'm really excited to keep my art practice going and to be a part of this community that we are building together.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Vermont Studio Center 

Week one is over and we are half way through the second week of my one month long residency at VSC. Below is a panorama of my studio at the moment and I'll be posting one every few days during my time here. 

September 10, 2014

I'm working a bit smaller than i'm used to because I only have access to a 11x17 xerox printer, but its color! The work is taking on a new life with the addition of color but a desaturated one.

On a bike ride I found this abandoned mobile home. I explored it and have been making work revolving around and inside it. 

The first task I gave my self was to clean it. 

The home owners look like they left in a hurry leaving most of their things behind like dolls, toys, dishes, pictures, and so on. There was a chair going through the wall as if someone threw it, and other broken furniture. There is a field of weeds enveloping the home and reclaiming it. I don't think its been touched since 1999. 

Could have been vandalism?                             Found this calendar on the refrigerator.

One of the 2 pictures I found in the home with the image of Houston Harris (Bobo Brazil), an american professional wrestler.  Credited with breaking down barriers of racial segregation in professional wrestling, Harris is considered one of the first successful African American professional wrestlers. 

"In Medias Res" ( latin for in the midst of) 

I organized an exhibition with Jeremy Faro (writer) for the residents and staff here at VSC. The space is located on 50 w. main street in Johnson. It had a for rent sign and the owner was kind enough to rent it to me for the night. 

I just have to say it was a magical night full of conversation, laughter, live music, fireworks, and ART. 

Artists and Writers Unite! 

After a studio visit, the writer chooses a title for the artwork and could also choose to write a poem or description for the piece. It was probably the most i've seen people actively reading and investing time with the art at an opening. I suggest everyone collaborates with writers!

The view of the galley from the street.

Example of a writing done for the paintings of Harlan Mack by Nandi Comer ( you can see the paintings is the previous image, they are the black and white ones)

The beautiful thank you note to Jeremy and I for putting the show together.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

"I make art like a girl"

I'm playing around with contemporary culture and how we advertise and stereotype women. I've started out with the company American Apparel. I'm using their font and taking queues from their editorial layouts. This is the first time i've used text in my work and below are a few images of what I've been making.

(Happy Birthday)

Materials include: Cardboard, xerox print, tar, masking tape. 
Scale: smaller figures standing at about 46" tall. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


I just moved back to the Philadelphia area and I'm very excited to be teaching a few classes at Tyler School of art in their continuing education program! I'll be teaching sculpture to high school students who are trying to advance their portfolios for college.

I have a small studio in the apartment I'm subletting for July and August. I'm not sure what work will come out of this move but I'm ready to start making! 

Left Ohio State a little gift!
Two of my Pants Blow's next to a Brett Swenson window and a Hank Adams Piece.

Playing around in my new tiny studio

"I Make Art Like A Girl"

Monday, April 28, 2014


Columbus, Ohio
997 North High Street
Columbus Ohio 43201

I just had an exhibition at ROYGBIV's gallery in the Short North of Columbus Ohio. This exhibition created only weeks after de-installing my thesis exhibition dealt more with the question of our foundation. The foundation of the cinderblock to the home, the foundation of our legs to our bodies, the foundation of the ground to everything. 


These works below were not included in the exhibition but are also exploring "foundation".

Monday, March 17, 2014

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibtion @ the Urban Arts Space, Columbus Ohio

The Mirage and the Rainbow

This Embrace 

Digital Image, Cardboard, Concrete, Cinderblocks


            I grew up in a mobile home park. Mobile home neighborhoods build and decay simultaneously; one day there is a house and the next an empty lot with cinderblocks and debris. Digital images, cardboard, and concrete are materials that have become essential to my practice. These relate back to my makeshift home with its cheap construction and quick fixes. I see the cinderblock as a foundation, both literal in the way it holds up a home and as a metaphorical replacement for the legs that hold up our bodies.

            Cardboard is a cheap, accessible material that is durable yet short lived like a mobile home. The cardboard cutouts are my way of building a stage to display the relationship between my physical presence and the perversions of my psyche. I have digitally altered photos of my self in the nude, removing all traces of my sex. In this fragmented and sexless form, my figure assumes an androgynous appearance. The pose that I have selected for this work suggests traditional representations of the female body in visual culture and challenges their meaning. Each one of these figures becomes a new entity that I can then interact with to explore my body and what it means to be a woman.  


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Around the studio

22nd Annual Fergus Scholarship Award Exhibition

Exhibition Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - Thursday, January 30, 2014

Reception: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 5-7PM

Exhibition view

Taped Figure / 8'10"x 7'8"/ Digital print, board

Blanket / 2'x4' / Digital Print, tar

Lawn Chair / Concrete, Chair

Leg / 15'x 36" / Concrete, wood