I'll be showing my most recent collection at Kopplin's Coffee in St. Paul from July 1st - August 17th. Please stop by the reception July 18th 6-8pm!
An extension of my most recent collection exploring esotericism, this collection, entitled Residual, digs even deeper, delving into the objects of ritual and spirituality and in doing so, the people who use them. I seek now not only to create esoteric icons but to produce evidence of ritual and the occult. Combining scientific, spiritual, nostalgic and architectural imagery, these relics will draw the curiosity of the viewer while excluding them from their true meaning and origins. Shifting between figural, abstract and still life representations, all of the compositions seek to alienate the viewer from the exact use while giving just enough clues to rouse suspicion.
By portraying the artworks as relics I attempt to show ownership, past use and reverence while not revealing the exact importance. Spotlighting the touch of the past owner or ritual overseer I draw inspiration from spiritual architecture, Indian classical dance, catholic relics and the treatment of objects with historical significance.