I am a visual artist, working primarily with images on paper and canvas, using with ink, paint, glue, and paper as my primary media. In general, my work always strives to find a balanced intersection between the general liveability of art and the specific expression of current or past events, aiming for a somewhat ambiguous stance to provoke thought.
Work produced in the past year, and submitted for this year’s 510Arts theme of Intersection consists of two different series: climate change and gun control. The first four entries are from my Polar series. These are works on paper utilizing multiple plate color etchings and multiple drop monotypes, all hand-inked and hand-pulled original prints on Somerset 100% cotton rag papers. My fifth entry is the newest addition to my Learning Gun Control series. It is an original digital composition printed with archival pigment inks on a large scale digital printer on archival Velvet Fine Art paper.
My art studio and residence has been in West Oakland since 1992, the town of my birth. My family ties in Oakland trace back to 1865. I have also lived in Berkeley and Emeryville and made art for a summer at the Richmond Art Center.