Art History, Arts Ministry, Drawing, Graphic Design, Iconography, Illustration, Mixed Media, Museum/Gallery, Painting, Public Art, Sculpture, Theology, Works on Paper
Artist / Personal Statement
Everything symbolizes something.
Every word and image serves as language.
Language is defined and understood within its context.
Art is language.
Art is infinite yet intimate as is our Creator.
A canvas symbolizes range of thought.
My work aims to materialize tangible reasoning for things unseen providing visual thought tension through symbolism & context.
Juxtaposing symbols based on ideas/motifs/patterns/colors/textures/optical illusions/ biblical references/gestures in different context, I present a question to every viewer who engages to answer the puzzle of what is presented.
To shed light on what was impossible and now made manifest through the infinite reality that occurs on the canvas.
My work survives on the dynamic of Calm/Chaos, Still/Motion, Faith/Destruction, Order/Dysfunction, which stems from my upbringing and home life.
It naturally dances around the Balance/Harmony of Contradiction and imperfection which overall defines the finite mind attempting to approach the infinite expression.
Each painting itself serves as its own symbol in a greater context reflective of how each of us serve our own purpose in the grand scheme and their meaning changes with each surrounding painting in its environment and over time symbolizes different thoughts, ideas, experiments, themes, & seasons throughout my life.
Accomplishments / CV
Boom Concepts- W2YS Release Party 2016
Pittsburgh City County Building 2016
Live Baiting at Amplify Church- RIOT 2016
Station PGH - For the People 2016
Assemble Hyper Local 2016-2017
Art For a Wish Explore Sewickley 2017
Pittsburgh City County Building 2017
California Coffee Bar 2017
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