Monday, April 7, 2014

I have three new collage pieces on display at Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach for the 6''x6'' Show. I am exploring the idea of space, emptiness, longing, and dimensions seen and unseen. I am really interested in caves and secret passageways which come together in "Cavern." The "Green Room" pieces are really about emptiness and ghosts of something that once was. For these pieces I meticulously eliminated the furniture from idyllic home decorating catalogs. This would have been much easier using Photoshop, but somehow the labor and struggle to cut away and replace empty space is equally part of the work. I have a feeling this is just the beginning of a new series. Each piece is collage on panel and can be purchased online here.

"Cavern"

"Green Room"

"Green Room (Cream Corn)"

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

I recently worked on a piece for one of my favorite magazines, Nautilus. It's such a well designed and smart magazine that I was overjoyed to get the assignment. It's about the healing powers of light boxes for mood disorders. I really love how it turned out and can't wait to work again with awesome AD Len Small!



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