I'm an artist and an anthropologist. My visual art explores the confluence of nature, humanity, and built environments. My technique is grounded in classical Roman and Byzantine mosaic, and executed in contemporary castoffs from the twenty-first century construction industry. Most recently, I have been exploring the relationship between tile and mosaic, since the two words may be used interchangably in design and construction circles. The visual artworks resulting from these explorations are aesthetically rich in pattern, texture, and depth. Conceptually, they synthesize polarities such as grid and expanse, rules and randomness, analysis and intuition.
With Kate Jessup and Kelley Knickerbocker, I'm artist/curating an exhibition entitled TESSELLATED LANGUAGE for the Seattle City Hall Lobby and Anne Focke Gallery in downtown Seattle. In addition to our work, the exhibition will feature fellow Seattle artists Tina Randolph, Julia Haack, and Joseph Pentheroudakis. The show will highlight principles of tessellation—fragmentation, recombination, repetition, and modulation—and explore ways in which such techniques begin to imply, deliberately or not, the use of mutually intelligible personal languages of shape and space. Comprised of a diversity of mediums, palettes, and techniques, the collection of work will examine overlap between and among the artists’ respective visual “alphabets”, and offer a glimpse into a broader visual language.
NEW ARTWORK INSTALLED at 35th Street and Evanston Avenue, on the Saturn Building, just west of the Rocket sculpture. NEW ARTWORK INSTALLED at 35th Street and Evanston Avenue, on the Saturn Building, just west of the