Works on View
After-Effects (series), 2020. Digital photography, manipulated with Photoshop, 24mmx 36mm
1. Would you keep me if you could?
2. With a View
3. The Places I Was, the Places I Wasn’t, the Beginning, and the End
4. Tunnel Vision
7. Finish Strong
10. Newfound Appreciation
11. Poisoning Comforts
13. False Fruits and Empty Words
14. It hardly seems so far at all
15. Kinda stressed but I’m doing ok
16. Looking In
17. Be in the Where You’re at
18. Contained and Confined
19. You were not the same after that
20. I can’t seem to find it here
21. I wish I couldn’t miss you
22. Just Peachy
25. Growing Up
26. Feels Like Home
28. In the right headspace
29. How can it be spring already
30. Misplaced Trust in Self or The Ripple Effect
31. Looking at you feels different somehow
32. A Journey North or For Once to be Loved
33. Promises, Promises
24. This isn’t the last one, but it could be
Enamel (series), 2020. Acrylic, oil paint, paper, palette paper, fabric, embroidery floss, wooden hoop. Large: 30”x 22.5”; medium: 11”x 14”; small: 6”x9” & 9”x6”; oil sketch: 14”x17”; embroidery: 5.5”
Untitled (Reynolds), 2020. 7.75”x9.5”
Untitled (Flowers), 7.5”x10”
Untitled (Logan), 7.5”x10”
What is an artist statement?
What purpose does it serve?
Does it benefit the work?
Does it serve as a primer for the viewer? (YES)
Should the viewer be primed?
Does the artist statement interfere with the work?
…with the viewer’s ability to project onto it and form a unique perspective?
If a body of work requires an artist statement to make sense and be legible, it is not effective as a body of work.
Why and how did artist statements become the norm?
Should they continue to be the norm?
By participating in the writing of an artist statement, is one proliferating the culture that demands them?
Who is the artist statement for?
…the work itself?
Are artist statements meant to encompass the entire body of an artist’s work?
Are they restrictive to the growth or change of an artist’s work?
Do the statements themselves change over time?
How many artist statements should an artist have?
One? Many? None?
When is it appropriate for an artist to write an artist statement?
Can I even consider myself an artist?
Why do artists write artist statements?
Do they like it?
I do art so that I don’t have to write in order to communicate my thoughts.
Isn’t that the whole point?
…that artists don’t need words to express ideas?
I don’t have any performative desires. That’s not me.
That’s why I make art.
Is this an artist statement?
Does it fulfill the requirements?
Does it benefit my work?
…and that’s okay.
I don’t title my work. I don’t make statements on my work.
…and I make work.
I make art.