THE AWW
M.F.A. thesis, 2008, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA

This series emphasizes various tropes of painting from Romantic landscapes to Abstract Expressionist “inscapes.” The seriousness of the images is both underscored and uprooted in the playful pairing of subject matter (the cat towers) and the way in which it is painted (the monumental). They sardonically hint at the sublime, and a utopian dream. The cat towers act as alters, and the glowing orb (actually a cat aura) acts as a sentinel within the void.

Installation view, Anderson Gallery Installation view, Anderson Gallery Installation view, Anderson Gallery Installation view, Anderson Gallery 60x72 in. Oil and w/c on yupo 60x72 in. Oil and w/c on yupo 40x40 in. digital laser jet print 124x60 in. Ink on yupo Mixed media on yupo. 12x9 in. Watercolor on paper. 12x9 in. Ink on gessoed paper. 18x16 in. Mixed media on yupo. 12x9 in. Mixed media on yupo. 18x16 in.