Artwork > Reflections

From the liminal space between childhood and adulthood, to the fragile relationship between humans and the environment, through this series I aim to translate my own experience and memory. I use graphite, mechanical pencil, and liquid graphite to render these figurative works. I place the figure in ambiguous backgrounds, in order to convey a sense of nostalgia. In this work I interweave notions of familiarity and distance with intimacy and voyeurism to reconstruct memories.

Watching/Waiting
liquid graphite wash and pencil on panel
40 x 60 inches
2011
Breath
liquid graphite wash on paper
30 x 22 inches
2011
Toothache
graphite pencil and acrylic paint on paper
20 x 28 inches
2010
Toothache (detail)
graphite pencil and acrylic paint on paper
2010
Struggle and Balance
graphite on paper
22 x 30 inches each
2010
Balance (detail)
graphite pencil on paper
2010
Struggle (detail)
graphite pencil on paper
22 x 30 inches each
2010
Trust Fall
graphite pencil, acrylic, and charcoal on paper
8 x 8 inches each
2010
Trust Fall (detail)
graphite pencil on paper
10 x 10 inches
2010
Tonight I Know I Cannot Sleep
graphite pencil on paper
44 x 52 inches each
2010
Tonight I Know I Cannot Sleep
graphite pencil on paper
44 x 52 inches
2010
Tonight I Know I Cannot Sleep (detail)
graphite pencil on paper
2010
Tonight I Know I Cannot Sleep
graphite pencil on paper
44 x 52 inches
2010
Tonight I Know I Cannot Sleep (detail)
graphite on paper
44 x 52 inches
2010