Paintings

Composite Map 1

Maps

I manipulate maps using acrylic paint on map collages to explore geopolitical, socio-economic and environmental relationships between and within countries. I reinterpret maps to create the unexpected connections that emphasize these relationships.

Cracked

Cracked is an ongoing series of painted topographical maps with splashes of fluorescent, unnaturally colored paint. The work addresses the breaking apart of the environment especially in areas where wilderness is at risk.

Cracked Colorado 2
Flower River

In the Flowers

In the Flowers is an ongoing series of painted maps that include fabric printed with flowers. Flowers are used as a "Band-Aid" on the maps, covering the areas where wounds such as fracking, mega cities, mining, reservoirs and overdevelopment have been inflicted on the environment.

Cities

Cities is an ongoing series of painted maps of American cities. Loosely based on the idea of a 75-mile radius map, these paintings reveal patterns of density and development as the diameter of the circles widen.

Des Moines

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Big Bang 1995-2005

My Big Bang Series is an attempt to visually recreate a view of dynamic systems and the events they activate. These oil and canvas paintings incorporate a visual pattern based on a dividing cell and a reliance on a linear structure that continues in my paintings with maps.