For several years now, my abstract work has taken on a linear component. There are several reasons for this direction. In college, the professors spoken repeatedly of the "quality of line". Emphasized in numerous studio classes, I often think back to these conversations.
About two years ago, I had a conversation with a client about her commission (shown above) and what she was hoping for in the large piece that would help define their family living space. She liked the linear work I was already doing, but she described what she wanted in a different way. She had a love for photography and spoke of the concept of a person walking in front of a camera while a picture is being taken and the blur you see in the capture as a result. I thought about this conversation for a long time and finally titled the piece, "A Translation of Words". I felt this title described the concept from our conversation and it defined the process of translating her words into a piece of art.
As a result, this commission, conversation, and title gave my work an unexpected direction. Since it's creation, I have painted multiple linear paintings with the same idea in mind. Through this process, it has been exciting to expand upon the materials I use in my work and watch my artwork evolve.
Sharing the process of a painterly approach to art, wallcoverings, and textiles.