Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Detail from the piece below, slight color shift due to the light change

Graphite/Charcoal/ink on Rives BFK

With this drawing I was searching for a way to bridge the gap between abstract intuitive marks and actively rendered forms. With this approach I was able to explore the act of mark making in order to emphasize the nature of a suggested form, one that is both elusive and able to tap into the surrounding negative space. I wanted some parts to be stable and able to provide a core for the drawing while other sections are left feeling more uncertain and flow freely like the marks used to create them.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

So here are a few shots from the traveling show I had the privilege of being a part of. My work will be featured along with other fellow MICA students, as well as work from the students of Kansas City Art Institute, and the Minneapolis College of Art. The show has been traveling to each school on a three month long tour. Sorry the photographs have a bit of a glare on them from the glass.