Artwork

March 2nd, 2013

Artist Statement
My work focuses primarily on portraits created by assembling found objects, disposable goods, and the leftover trash of things we consume in our society. I glue the bits of junk to a wooden substrate, a canvas, which forms the image of a portrait. The result is a stunningly realistic portrait at a distance and an interesting array of objects up close.

I am interested in communicating through visual representation in apparent 2-dimensional space and also communicating through the actual objects used for the medium in 3-dimensional space.

It is very important to me that I incorporate the actual objects into the art as opposed to a picture or rendition of it because it better expresses the intention of the artwork. I feel the junk is more powerful being present. It is an actual thing to be reckoned with that existed in this time and place and carries energy in and of itself. The result is a time capsule of objects that reflects our culture.

My assemblage artworks have continued to encapsulate cultural change. For example, grey film canister tops used in my early junk portraits are very rare now as our society has moved to digital cameras. An iPhone used as shading on a cheek looks desired one year and archaic the next as society, technology, and consumables continue to change.
2013

 Garrett_1069

Garrett

2013
Assemblage on board
25 x 32 inches

 Justin_1017_72dpi

Justin

2013
Assemblage on board
30.8125 x 38.5 inches

2012

Steve_2904_500

Steve

2012
Assemblage on board
23.875 x 31.125 inches

 Mike_2815

Mike

2012
Assemblage on board
23.875 x 31 inches

Jason_2768

Jason

2012
Assemblage on board
24 x 31.125 inches

Angel_2754

Angel

2012
Assemblage on board
38.5 x 46.75 inches

2011

Steve_2671

Steve

2011
Assemblage on board
36.75 x 44.625 inches

Peter_2653

Peter

2011
Assemblage on board
26.25 x 32 inches

 Justin_2542

Justin

2011
Assemblage on board
26.25 x 32 inches

Mikee_0207

Mikee

2011
Assemblage on board
26.25 x 32 inches

 Absolut_T1613

Absolut Blank

2011
Assemblage on board
17.5 x 53.75 inches

2010

 Mike_1344

Mike

2010
Assemblage on board
26.25 x 32 inches

Richard_0003

Richard

2010
Assemblage on board
27.5 x 33.75 inches

David_0005

David

2010
Assemblage on board
26.25 x 32.5 inches

Nick_0003_500

Nick

2010
Assemblage on board
27.5 x 32.5 inches

Kathy_0014_500

Kathy

2010
Assemblage on board
30 x 37.5 inches

Nose1_0006

Nose Detail (Garrett)

2010
Assemblage on board
19.6875 x 13.125 inches

 Travis_0012

Travis

2010
Assemblage on board
26.25 x 32 inches

2009

 Garrett_0011

Garrett

2009
Assemblage on board
26.25 x 33 inches

Holly_0008

Holly

2009
Assemblage on board
28 x 35 inches

Ryan_500-243x300

Ryan

2009
Assemblage on board
28 x 35 inches

2008

Self_0003

Self Portrait

2008
Assemblage on board
28 x 33 inches

Vince_0007

Vince

2008
Assemblage on board
28 x 33 inches

 Courtney_0010

Courtney

2008
Assemblage on board
36 x 45 inches

2007

 Jerry_0017_500

Jerry

2007
Assemblage on board
33 x 39 inches

 Bryan_0004

Bryan

2007
Assemblage on board
23.5 x 27.5 inches

Chuck_0024

Chuck

2007
Assemblage on board
26 x 32.5 inches

2000-2006

 Steve_0048

Steve

2004
Assemblage on board
48 x 60 inches

Dave_0039

Dave

2000
Assemblage on board
48 x 48 inches

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