For years, I’ve been thinking about creating my own language. Let’s begin with an alphabet. My alphabet is made up of found objects from nature—leaves, flowers, shells, stones, feathers, insects, bark—glued onto pieces of cardboard, inked and printed as collagraphic letter blocks.
Imagine a new, alien language where the placement and relationship between letters has meaning. Like a medieval manuscript, the text is illuminated with fabric patterns taken from old quilts: stripes, plaids or flowers. It’s the visual weight of the final image that is important to me. Not too heavily chaotic, not so light it floats off the page.
This series of monotypes measures16” w x 20”h each, with archival board, collagraphs, solvent transfers and gouache.
Artist Bio / CV
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, Artist’s Files Archive
The Drawing Center, New York, NY, Artist Registry and Viewing Program
Beijing Natural Culture Center, Beijing Peoples Republic of China
Resim ve Heykel Müzeleri Dernegi, Istanbul, Turkey
Kate Skipworth Museum, University of Mississippi
New York University, Master of Arts, Studio Art
Dickinson College, Bachelor of Arts, Art History