SOME WRITING ABOUT A FEW RECENT WORKS YOU WILL FIND BELOW:
Neural Plasticity, 2022, Oil, mixed media and resin on canvas, 46 x 60 inches
My painting depicts a neuron firing in the brain. The bright colors represent the electrical signals that travel down the length of the neuron and trigger the release of neurotransmitters. The different colors represent different types of neurotransmitters, and the way they interact with each other is what allows us to think, feel, and experience the world around us. Neural plasticity is what allows our brains to adapt and change in response to new experiences. This painting is a reminder that we are constantly learning and evolving, thanks to the amazing power of our nervous system. Advances in neurology have given us a greater understanding of how the brain works, and this knowledge can help us overcome challenges and reach our full potential.
The Golden Wallpaper, 2022, Oil, mixed media and resin on canvas, 46 x 60 inches
"The Golden Wallpaper" is related to the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman published in 1892. I related to the way that the protagonist's perception of the wallpaper changed over time, and I wanted to capture that sense of shifting reality. The use of this wallpaper is reminiscent of the Victorian age and was inspired by the setting in time when "Hysteria" was a legitimate diagnosis, the organic shapes represent the protagonist's increasing postpartum "mental instability". My painting conveys the story's themes of isolation and the protagonist's demand for action in an abstract and tactile way. The audiobook can be heard on youtube: link to audiobook
Princess Photosynthesis, 2022, Oil, mixed media and resin on canvas, 36 x 60 inches
Photosynthesis is the amazing process that produces organic molecules from simple inorganic molecules from the sun's energy. When a photon hits a pigment molecule, it sets off an electron that then goes on an excited energy journey through different pigment molecules until it reaches Photosystem II where it splits water molecules to release electrons, protons, and oxygen gas. This painting is my version of waterborne cellular transformation.