For the Sweater Constellation series, I was interested in exploring how an image could evolve organically from cutting and pasting discarded materials and melding them with ink, paint, epoxy resin, and other media. By imposing order on randomly gathered elements, the finished pieces were imbued with an appealing element of chance. This method of working helped me create dense compositions and fragmented narratives, which I believe embodies the dizzying, contradictory impulses shaping contemporary life.
This series of work is currently on display at some excellent venues. One of these pieces was chosen for the regional juried exhibition OH + 5 2012, at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, while two of the panels are featured in a show of contemporary drawing, Drawing Muchness, at the University of North Florida Gallery of Art in Jacksonville, Florida.