Demarcated Work Period 1 begins at my crystallization, the formation of an artistic identity and voice. Has this identity changed? Of course. This span started in 2012, in the middle of my BFA degree. It ended when I left Birmingham in the summer of 2016 and moved to Northern California. Even though I have left out a large portion of the work I made during this period I believe what I am showing still provides transparency. Some of this work is naïve or incomplete and some is simply unsuccessful. I reject the cult-hero mythology of the artist gods. I am a human and often I make art that is disappointing, yet I still marvel at it and love it - this thing I have born.
Throughout the work runs contrasting themes of material/immaterial, macro/micro, texture/void, life/death, repetition/isolation. This period was largely influenced by my curiosity in and love for the sciences. My whole life before undergrad was directed towards a career as a research-based scientist or engineer.
CMYK 1, 2, 3, & 4 unarchival inkjet prints
Shiver Lines at 32ºF/0ºC ink on paper