with Kristin Hough
Our collaboration is an interaction of two similar sensibilities. Two sets of hands active on the same small surface at the same time invite happy accidents, confrontations of imagery and space, and its resolution. The act of working and reworking over each definite mark creates a scenario where a singular hand is rendered un-precious, and instead the world within the painting is allowed to dictates what remains. We revel in jungles and people, travelers and locals, submerged and collected by the wilderness they inhabit.
It of course also refers to the Earth-like star discovered by NASA.
I Saw A Terrence Malick Movie Once
with Jenni Dickens
Jenni and I went explorin'. We are both painters and wanted to work outside our usual studio practices. So we grabbed our cameras and started filming - the river, butterflies, bugs, the stuff around us.
2-Channel Video Output, i-Pod Dock, Floral Hanging Lights, Carpet, Bench and Pillows, 2013. Photo: Jenni Dickens
with Derek Hildesheim
The collaboration with sculptor Derek Hildesheim became haptic, concerned with texture and force. Unprimed canvas allowed the paint to sink deep into its pores. The drawn and collaged elements offer juxtaposition to and embrace of its raw texture.
The diptych "Searching" was created in anticipation of the collaborative process, giving a Derek source. The triptych "Syria" was then worked during and resolved in response to Derek’s piece.