Thoughts from the Studio

Inspiration 102: Pop!

Inspiration 102: Pop!

Originally Published: May 7, 2017 Pop Art has long been one of my most favorite styles in the history of art. Dense, saturated colors, bold lines, and simple iconic compositions are common in this art style. Pop art came about as a rejection of the Abstract Expressionist movement that was the "it" art style after WWII. With significant cultural shifts taking place as the 1950s moved in to the 1960s, Pop Art made its debut in the United States and Great Britain. While Abstract Expressionism focused on an expression of the inner-self in sweeping, gestural strokes and drops of paint...

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Inspiration 101: "What Are They?"

Inspiration 101: "What Are They?"

One of the most frequent questions I am asked about my work is: "What are they"? I have been approached with a wide array of interpretations regarding my on-going portrait series: lively TV sets, aristocratic fruit, other-worldly beings, unique veggies, the list goes on and on. For those of you who have read my artist statement, you may know that I don't like to give them such specific labels. And for good reason- I love to hear your creative interpretations! But alas, since it is quite often a question, let me take this opportunity to shed some light in to how this series came to be. So, let's take a step back....

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