Stories of the Gun

I believe that my ideas are a pebble cast into a pond, but no matter how personal, there are waves that reach others. Reflections on family, religion, politics, and culture are all vital sources in the making of my work. Through the use of drawing, collage, assemblage, and printmaking, the images unfold. The images portray experiences of struggle and fight-back but are kept in check by humor and absurdity. In both the drawings and the prints, the techniques are very important to the idea developed in the piece. Using multiple papers, smaller drawings, and collage elements, I hope to create a sense of memory that is interrupted by the tactile and visceral quality of the materials. Printmaking has always been an important aspect of me as an artist. The development of the image over time and the variety of print technique and the extensive hand work all add to the psychology of the work.
Exhibition Dates: 
Saturday, May 19, 2018 to Saturday, June 23, 2018

Island

Island, 2018, intaglio, hand color (watercolor), relief, collage, i.s. 18 1/2 x 24 1/2"

Brujo

Brujo, 2018, intaglio, hand color (watercolor), relief, collage, i.s. 25 x 18 1/2"

With My Heart

With My Heart, 2011, intaglio, hand color (watercolor), relief, collage, i.s. 9 3/4 x 4 3/4"

Soldier

Soldier, 2018, intaglio, hand color (watercolor), relief, collage, i.s. 20 x 18 1/2"

The Hand

The Hand, 2018, intaglio, hand color(watercolor), relief, collage, i.s. 18 3/4 x 12 1/2"

Story of the Gun

Story of the Gun, 2018, hand color (watercolor), relief, i.s. 15 1/2 x 10 3/4"

Tree Eater

Tree Eater, 2014, color pencil, graphite, p.s. 19 1/2 x 15 3/4" / f.s. 25 x 20 1/2"

Portrait of Cole

Portrait of Cole, 2017-18, drawing on paper, graphite, colored pencil, collage, i.s. 30 3/4 x 17 3/4"

Portraits (Story of...

Portraits (Story of the Gun), 2018, drawing on paper, graphite, colored pencil, i.s. 18 3/4 x 16 1/2"

Portraits (Story of...

Portraits (Story of the Gun), 2018, drawing on paper, graphite, colored pencil, i.s. 14 1/2 x 14 1/2"

Portraits (Story of...

Portraits (Story of the Gun), 2018, drawing on paper, graphite, colored pencil, i.s. 17 3/4 x 16 1/2"

Portraits (Story of...

Portraits (Story of the Gun), 2018, drawing on paper, graphite, colored pencil, i.s. 17 x 14 1/2

Teeth in the Grass

Teeth in the Grass, 2015-16, color pencil, graphite, p.s. 40 x 22" / f.s. 46 x 25"

Man Wearing Two Hats

Man Wearing Two Hats, 2018, graphite drawing on plastic with collage, 21 1/2 x 16 1/2"

Reflections

Reflections, 2018, graphite drawing on plastic with collage, 24 1/2 x 12"