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What does it mean to be living in the digital world? Life is moving at a faster pace today than at any other time in recorded history. With so much information at our fingertips, we choose what we want to encounter and delete what we don’t. Thereby, composing ourselves through what we selectively see, hear, absorb, etc. It follows, then, that our identities develop out of an exaggerated conceit in which everything happens (and is restricted from happening) at once. In some ways, we lose our authentic selves in the process of constructing and believing our own mythologies. From this assessment emerges a new threat that asks, “Are we better off with the tools of technology?”

Combining the ideas of hard edge painting and color field painting with the digital my work explores the language of abstraction. Thinking of pattern as an extension of popular culture and as a connection to economic, social, and ethnic identifiers. The digital representation of patterns transforms them to a universal theme. Initially, I appropriate image patterns from a variety of sources then reduce them via technology to a simple line drawing. Next, I overlay several images in order to disrupt their individual patterns and suggest one all-embracing digital design where every is happening at once.

Watching the Wheels
acrylic on canvas
18" x 54"
2018
Fences
acrylic on canvas
10" x 30"
2018
Walls and Fences
acrylic on canvas
18" x 32"
2018
$2000
Horses
acrylic on canvas
60" x 72"
2017
Left of Center
Acrylic on canvas
24" x 24"
2017
What you see is what you get
Acrylic on Canvas
32" x 48"
2017
Ode 2YK
Acrylic on Canvas
32" x 32"
2017
Lost without my GPS
Acrylic on canvas
32" x 42"
2017
Stampede
Acrylic on canvas
36" x 48"
2017
Calamity
Acrylic on Canvas
24"x 36"
2015
Carrousel
Acrylic in Canvas
24" x 36"
2014
Spring Break
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 36"
2015
Painting
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 24"
2015
Somersault
acrylic in canvas
12" x 36"
2014
paintings
Acrylic on canvas
12" x 12"
2013
Paintings
Acrylic on canvas
12" x 12"
2013
Math
Acrylic on canvas
12" x 12"
2014
Untitled 04.05
Acrylic on canvas
30" x 36"
Untitled 05.04
Acrylic on canvas
30" x 42"