Work begun in 2013 during a residency at the Djerassi Foundation in Wood Gulch, California. Drawing from Charlotte Perkins Gilman's seminal text, Herland, these works isolate, explore, and reinterpret feminist utopian narratives. This body of work was exhibited at the Johnson Art Museum (Cornell University) in 2015 in a solo show marking the 100 year anniversary of the novel's original publication.
For Ellador, 2014
No Trespass, 2015
Primary Document, 2014
“…the utter exaltation, the fullness of child longing…”, 2014
“…a unique history…”, 2014
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Work begun in 2009 and explored through 2011. Explorations of haunting and longing within American history and biographical and fictional narratives, using domestic objects and settings as a place of departure.
Drawings of objects, drawings on objects, drawings as objects. Ongoing series, 2009-present day.
Keep going, 2009, pen and graphite
dinner table conversation, 2011, found dishware, paper mache, gesso, pen, acrylic varnish
Aberration (with detail), 2009, pen and colored pencil
How to make a mend, 2010, found shirt, gesso, pen
Re-ravel, 2010, colored pencil
Microcosm, 2011, pen and watercolor
Call me crazy, 2011, colored pencil & pen
Catalogue, 2012, found box, index cards, watercolor, gesso, ink
A series of drawings made from 2011-2012. Watercolor, ink.
Birds of North America
Drawings made in 2013 for exhibition, Birds of North America, shown at the Corners Gallery, Ithaca, New York.
Indoor Restoration Projects
Drawings made during a 2011 residency at the Saltonstall Artist Colony, in Ithaca, New York. Sketches for upcoming projects blending interior and exterior landscapes.
An ongoing set of works exploring the binary of the physical photograph as both document and object.
Various commissions made 2010-2012.
Images 1-2: Site-specific work made for private family home. Each family member culled together prized objects and ephemera from familial homes. Drawings were made of 100 objects and then installed to cascade down stairwell from box which held them all.
Images 3-5: Prep work and final drawing of personal collections of objects from the homes of octogenarians anticipating their eventual move into assisted living.