Studio Resident (2011 - 2012)
Statement of Work
In my work I am abstracting the structure of sport fields, courts, and gymnasium space. I use heavily simplified but recognizable athletic imagery and color, which allows the viewer to perceive formal visual interchanges found in institutional places. An image may contain line work that directly relates to volleyball netting or basketball’s center court. Blocks of complimentary color may confront other blocks of colors similarly to the colors of opposing team jerseys.
I compose with solid hard-edged shapes and lines in order to create a clean image with its own visual authority. The lines creating the image must be immediate and confident, and in this manner function as their own realm separate from the original reference to particular institutions.