Monday, June 27, 2011

Thank You

New Website

Coming Soon...

Thank you to all who came to my house show. It was indeed a great success (despite the rain) and I thank you for your support!

I will post installation images here but individual shots of the work will go onto the new website.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home, watercolor and thread on paper, 11.75 x 15.75 inches

The Silver Bullet: A Drunkards Path

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Paper Quilts

I did these paper quilt collages a few weeks back. I started cutting up a map of California a few months ago and I still have a lot of pieces left. I think I will do more of these. I think for now I just need to do something, just so I can think about what I really want to do. These are perfect for thinking. I am really just frustrated with my lack of production. Now that I have a more permanent studio I can hopefully get in the groove. However, it will take a lot of self-dicipline that I seem to lack. I also do not feel as passionate about my work anymore. Maybe I should just stop. However I think I am too hard on myself about my work. It looks crafty, homemade, and girly. Oh well. Maybe I will just like it and never show it.

Long overdue

Unfortunately or Fortunately, however u see it, I am still working on this painting. It has been six months maybe longer. I cannot decide if it is even worth it anymore. The background was intended to be white but due to a leak in my studio roof I then had to cover up a big brown stain. This is a map of my birthplace, Livermore, CA. During my frustrations I also made the below doodle.

Friday, March 26, 2010


I promise I have more artwork to show you. However, the charger for my camera has been missing for a very long time and I have yet to get a new one.

Excuses, excuses I know

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Thank you to those of you who came to the opening last night! It was great seeing you all and if you have not made it down there yet please do.

Another exciting update is my new blog To: Myself. This blog is basically a way for me to take notes on things I see, mostly art, that interests me and influences my work. I promise this one will be updated more frequently.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Self Absorbed Artists' Names.jpg

Opening at S.P.A.C. Gallery for Self Absorbed. King City: Flesh is in the show.

October 2, 7pm-9pm.

Show is up now through November 6th. Gallery is open 9am-3pm, Mon-Thurs.

Monday, March 23, 2009

A Quilter's Net, 2009, Colored Pencil on Grey paper, 7x9 inches

I am working on these quilted-net drawings while I am working on the mapping series. They are tedious but very rhythmical and I enjoy doing them.

Monday, March 9, 2009

King City: Flesh,
2009, Watercolor on paper, 20x28 inches.

This piece is a beginning of a new series of portraits using land that coincides with my family life. There is more to come!

Monday, February 23, 2009

These drawings are transitional pieces in order to figure out what I wanted to do next after my senior show.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Grant and I
, 2008, Watercolor on Claybord, 36x24 inches.

My Quilt
, 2008, Watercolor and Micron pen on Arches, 22x29 inches.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cot, Alone, 2007, Watercolor, White Pencil, Thread, 10x14 inches

In this Diptych I sewed parts of the outline of the boy's body.

Orange Cover
, 2008, Tissue Paper, Watercolor, Claybord, Pencil, 8x10 inches.

This marks the beggining of a new body of work for my Senior show in June 2008. To view pictures from the show in its completion click this link.

Boy and His Hand
, 2007, Watercolor on mounted Claybord, 18x24 inches.

Boy and His Hand (Detail)

The work on Claybord is difficult to photograph, is is intended for the painting to be very light and transparent. Therefore on photos they look overexposed, but that is how they are in person. The detail shot is darkened slightly so as to better see the brushstrokes and layers on the computor screen.

My Brother
, 2007, Watercolor, Claybord mounted on wood, 16x20 inches.

Brother Sister 3(Side, Open), 2007, Watercolor, Claybord mounted on wood, 8x10 inches

Brother Sister 2 (Side, Closed), 2007, Watercolor, Claybord mounted on wood.

These portraits were the gateway into a series of portraits on Claybord. These small portraits are diptychs hung side by side. The orange face is my brother and the opposite, the blue, is myself in the same pose.

This body of work was started in New York during my stay at New York Center for Art and Media Studies (N.Y.C.A.M.S). The portraits were therefore done using a series of photographs my family took in order to document the bruises on his eye from his attack. I then posed myself in the same positions.

Brother Sister 1, 2007, Watercolor, Claybord mounted on wood, 8x10 inches.

My Brother
, 2007, Watercolor, Claybord mounted on wood, 16x20 inches.

Before During Result
, 2007, Watercolor on Arches, 8x10 inches.

This Triptych is a portrait of my brother in different stages of his life. This was the first portrait I did of him and just before I started using Claybord.