Houses and Home

Posted: July 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: daily sketches, drawings, family, gouache, neighborhood | No Comments »

My Grandmother’s House in Houston, TX

I have been painting small gouache paintings of houses. I was inspired by bold exterior paint and respective color theory in my neighborhood. I love the way that gouache has an almost sculptural quality- I think it helps in making strong lines and in building window trims and sash. I am sharing these online as a submission for Illustoria‘s open call for work related to Home for an upcoming issue. All are available for spot art/standalone.
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Robertson Family Holiday Card

Posted: December 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: californiasunshadows, family, neighborhood, suburbs | No Comments »

A set of 50 + holiday cards produced for The Robertson Family for the 2015-16 holiday season.

Each work is a unique individual work of art- a cyanotype capturing a shadow/blocking the UV rays that will expose the paper to a resulting photograph. Materials were prepared in advance of a live workshop/activity at The Robertson’s home in Terra Linda. The workshop took place on a partly cloudy weekend day and we produced images using the sun’s ultraviolet light.

The Robertsons were an ideal family to produce the workshop and materials for since they also live in an Eichler home similar to the home these works were inspired by (mine). These sunprint works are a direct reaction to the strength of the California sun and finding a way to capture the strength of its shadows. The sun as a force in my experience in California is heightened by my experience in the Eichler home which features large picture windows as walls in a conceptual experience of indoor outdoor living space.

California Sunshadow Holiday Cards on Tray
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Works in Progress

Posted: June 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: drawings, family, neighborhood, radio, suburbs, works in progress | No Comments »

Two projects in the works.

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Family Oral History, vintage radio technology/metaphysical project.

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Suburbanity and Garages, community investigation project.