Conjured Memories

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Conjured Memories is an exploration of psychological narratives that capture fragments and recreate moments of my childhood memories. These personal observations come from my experience of growing up in the presence of my grandfather who suffered from schizophrenia.

 

These life-size drawings/paintings present an immediate and intimate tangible expression of memory. They represent universal themes of the human condition of life at its darkest and brightest points. My intension is to evoke an emotional response and connection that resonates with the viewer.

 

My work is punctuated with sharp imagery and abstracted elements that stand vividly against an obscure background. To create psychological tension with a sense of immediacy, layers of intense mark making and erasures are juxtaposed against hazy atmospheric smudges of charcoal and veils of acrylic on paper. The use of selective color suggests how the mind retains specific details vividly while others remain bleak or disappear into abstraction.

 

My work follows a pluralistic approach within contemporary figurative painting.. Read More

Somersaults
Somersaults

charcoal and acrylic on paper, 79 x 118"

Attachment
Attachment

oil, charcoal and acrylic on paper, 91 x 54"

Attachment (detail)
Attachment (detail)

oil, charcoal, and acrylic on paper, 80 x 104" (full size)

Altered States
Altered States

charcoal and acrylic on paper, 80 x 104"

Breath
Breath

charcoal and acrylic on paper, 76 x 86"

Rising Tide
Rising Tide

charcoal, acrylic, and paper on wood panel, 96 x 46"

Entangled
Entangled

charcoal and acrylic on paper, 88 x 102"

Projection
Projection

charcoal and acrylic on paper, 110 x 60"

Mute
Mute

charcoal and acrylic on paper, 82 x 60"

Celebration
Celebration

charcoal and acrylic on paper, 92 x 131"

Suspension
Suspension

charcoal and acrylic on paper

Cradle
Cradle

charcoal and acrylic on paper, 84 x 112"

Bliss
Bliss

charcoal and acrylic on paper, 95 x 87"

White Rabbit
White Rabbit

charcoal and acrylic on paper, 50 x 73"

Distance
Distance

charcoal and acrylic on paper, 70 x 116"

Displacement
Displacement

charcoal and acrylic on paper, 48 x 48"

Imbalance
Imbalance

charcoal and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40"

Atonement
Atonement

oil, charcoal, acrylic, and paper on wood panel, 72 x 48"

Atonement (heads)
Atonement (heads)

oil, charcoal, acrylic and paper on wood panel, 72 x 46" (private collection)

Beloved
Beloved

oil, charcoal, acrylic, paper on wood panel, 18 x 36" (private collection)

Unravel
Unravel

oil, charcoal, paper on canvas, 24 x 24" (private collection

Solace
Solace

oil, charcoal, and vintage fabric on canvas, 24 x 24" (private collection)

Whisper
Whisper

oil, charcoal, and paper on canvas, 24 x 30" (private collection)